Iran Deports 35 Kurdish Iraqi Illegal Immigrants
Iranian security forces have arrested and sent home 35 Iraqi Kurds illegally staying in the western city of Marivan, along the border with Iraq, a source said Thursday.
"The illegal immigrants, all coming from northern Iraqi Kurdistan, were identified and arrested in a region known as the Hizbollah crossroads," the security source, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, told the official Iranian news agency, IRNA.
"The detainees said they had tried to jump over the Iranian border as they were sick of the political and economic situation in their country," he said, adding that they were repatriated after undergoing the appropriate legal process.
Iran's Democratic Kurdistan Party was officially banned following the 1979 Islamic revolution.
The party's leader was assassinated in Vienna in
Various Kurdish factions rebelled against Iran after the revolution, and neighboring Iraq also fought to control Kurdish insurgents both before and after the Gulf War – Albawaba.com
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