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Syrian government forces attack rebel areas on Damascus outskirts: Syrian Observatory
Reuters - 2017-02-18 20:47
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces attacked rebel-held areas on the northeastern outskirts of Damascus with rockets and shellfire on Saturday and killed at least nine people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. ...

HRW:Li Mûsilê Heşda Şeibî 345 xaniyê ruxandine
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:02
Ew xaniyên erebên Sunne bûne Evîn Şikakî BasNews - Rêxistina Human Rights Watch (HWR) di raportekê de ragihand ku, mîlîsên Heşda Şeibî li bajarê Mûsilê 345 xanî yên Erebên Sunne ruxandine. Li gor rapora Rêxistina Human Rights Watch (HWR) ku, duh, pênçşem ...

HRW:Li Mûsilê Heşda Şebî 345 xaniyê Erebên Sûne hilweşandine
BAS News - 2017-02-17 11:55
Evîn Şikakî BasNews - Rêxistina Human Rights Watch (HWR) di raportekê de ragihand ku, mîlîsên Heşda Şabî li bajarê Mûsilê 345 xanî yên Erebên Sûne hilweşandine. Li gor rapora Rêxistina Human Rights Watch (HWR) ku, duh, pêşnemê belavkirî têde ragehandiye ...

Human Rights Watch Heşda Şebî bi dizîn û wêrankirina malên Mûsilîyan suçbar kir
Gulan Media - 2017-02-17 10:12

HRW: Hashd Al-Shaabi Destroys Villages West of Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-16 21:29
HRW says militiamen have destroyed and looted homes west of Mosul ISTANBUL— The Human Rights Watch (HRW) is accusing the People's Mobilization Forces (PMF), also known as Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and Hashd al-Shaabi of unnecessarily looting, dama ...

Human Rights Watch Heşda Şebî bi dizîn û wêrankirina malên Mûsilîyan suçbar kir
Waar Media - 2017-02-16 12:42
Waar–Duhok: Rêxistina Human Rights Watch Heşda Şebî; bi dizîn û wêrankirina malên welatîyan li MûsIlê sûçbar dike û radigihîne; wan herifandina bi dehan mal û avahîyan dokumênt kirine. Rêxistina Human Rights Watch di nûtirîn raporta xwe da ku derbarê pêş ...

Food Shortage in West Mosul Kills 25 Children
BAS News - 2017-02-15 22:34
LEEDS — At least 25 children have died as a result of hunger caused by food shortage in the Islamic State (IS)- held areas of western Mosul, The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday. According to the Iraqi human rights monitor, there is a ...

KRG’ Prime Minister Congratulates Vian Dakhil
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 12:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani congratulated Vian Dakhil Iraqi Parliamentarian over receiving the Lantos Foundation 2016 Human Rights Prize. During a ceremony February 8, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. ...

(Human Rights Watch ): hikûmeta Sûriyê çekên kîmawî li Helebê bikar aniye
Rojava News - 2017-02-15 10:33

HRW: Rejîma Sûriyê di şerê kontrolkirina Helebê de çekên Kîmyawî bikaranî bû
BAS News - 2017-02-15 07:43
Evîn Şikakî BasNews - Rêxistina Human Rights Watch (HWR) ragehand ku, rejîma Sûriyê di şerê kontrolkirina Helebê de çekên kîmyawî li dijî Opozîsyona wî welatî bikaranî bû. Rêxistina Human Rights Watch (HWR) raporek ku, derbarê bikaranîna rejîma Sûriyê di ...

Moskau kritisiert HRW wegen Vorwürfen von C-Waffen-Einsatz in Syrien
Sputnik - 2017-02-15 03:45
Als „dilettantisch“ hat das russische Verteidigungsministerium Behauptungen der Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) zurückgewiesen, wonach die Regierungsarmee Syriens Chemiewaffen im Land eingesetzt haben soll. Das geht aus einer Pressemit ...

HRW Rêjîma Sûrî bikaranîna çekên kîmawî li Helebê tawanbar dike
Yekîtî Media - 2017-02-15 01:50
Yekîtî Media 14/2/2017 Rêxistina Human Rights Watch (HWR) di raportekê de ragihand, hêzên rêjîma Sûriyê çekê kîmawî li dijî çekdarên opozîsyonê li Helebê bikar anîbû. HRW aşkere kir, helîkopterên rêjîma Sûriyê di navbera 17 Mijdarê û 13 Berçileya 2016an ...

Dozens killed in fighting among jihadists in Syria
Reuters - 2017-02-14 10:46
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Dozens of fighters have been killed in two days of fighting between rival jihadist factions in northwestern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Tuesday. ...

Bikaranîna kîmyawî, Astana û Cinêv mijarên rojnameyên ereban e
ANHA/Kurdî - 2017-02-14 10:17
Rojnameyên ereban di weşandên xwe yên îro de, rapora Rêxistina Human Rights Watch a derbarê bikaranîna çekên kîmawî li Helebê ku ji aliyê rêjîma Sûriyê ve pêk hatiye, domandina şerê li Sûriyê û serdana Eredogan ji bo Erebistana Siûdiyê wekî mijarên sereke ...

Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in Aleppo: rights group
Reuters - 2017-02-13 23:25
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in opposition-controlled parts of Aleppo during battles to retake the city late last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Monday. ...

Vian Dakhil Receives Human Rights Award in Washington
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-13 20:27

Rights group says Pakistan has 'forced' mass Afghan refugee returns
Reuters - 2017-02-13 11:46
KABUL (Reuters) - The number of Afghan refugees returning from Pakistan, already at the highest level in years, may increase this year if Pakistan maintains its forceful policies, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. ...

Egypt shuts torture victims treatment center: lawyer
Reuters - 2017-02-09 21:15
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police raided and shut down on Thursday a prominent local organization that documents alleged human rights abuses and treats torture victims, the group's lawyer told Reuters. ...

Kurdish Ezidi MP receives Lantos human rights prize
Kurdistan24 - 2017-02-09 19:33

Iraqi Ezidi MP receives Lantos Human Rights Prize for efforts to defend Ezidis
NRT - 2017-02-09 11:44

Increasing opposition in Philippines to war on drugs: U.N. official
Reuters - 2017-02-09 11:22
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights investigator says there are signs of mounting opposition within the Philippines to President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, with police operations on hold and the Church getting critical of the campaign. ...

Iraq’s only Yezidi MP receives human rights award in Washington
Rûdaw - 2017-02-09 10:23
Previous recipients included the Dalai Lama and Elie Wiesel. ...

Turkey Says Progress in al-Bab, Monitoring Group Rejects
BAS News - 2017-02-09 00:46
LEEDS — Turkish authorities on Wednesday said their troops and the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) have made significant territorial gains against Islamic State (IS) in the northern Syrian town of al-Abab, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

Yezidi MP Vian Dakhil Receives Lantos Prize for Human Rights
BAS News - 2017-02-09 00:11
Terrorism is targeting all, but the Yezidis' case deserves special standing, Dakhil says SEATTLE — The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice presented the only Kurdish Yezidi member of the Iraqi Parliament Vian Dakhil with their 2016 Human Right ...

Myanmar commanders should be punished for rape of Rohingya: Human Rights Watch
Reuters - 2017-02-06 06:14
YANGON (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch on Monday called for Myanmar to punish army and police commanders if they allowed troops to rape and sexually assault women and girls of the Rohingya Muslim minority. ...

Iraqi MPs to Scrap IHAT Investigation Into Alleged Human Rights Violations
BAS News - 2017-02-05 19:12
LEEDS — Iraqi MPs are expected to call for the immediate scrapping of an investigation into allegations of abuse by British armed forces in Iraq. The Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) which was established in 2010 to probe claims about the British so ...

Statistics report- Detailed human rights violations in East Kurdistan January 2017
Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-02-05 16:31
The human rights situation in East Kurdistan during the month of September 2016 (01/01/2017 to 31/01/2017)in East Kurdistan human rights efforts, citing numerous reports ofKurdistan human rights Association has been collected. It is worth noting the repor ...

Unknown Armed Groups Looting Civilian Houses in IS-held Raqqa
BAS News - 2017-02-05 00:19
The jihadists hide at night in fear of coalition airstrikes LEEDS — The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Saturday that civilians inside the Islamic State (IS)-held city of Raqqa have witnessed theft operations conducted by an unknow ...

Trump administration reviewing Cuba policy: White House spokesman
Reuters - 2017-02-03 19:28
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is in the midst "of a full review of all U.S. policies towards Cuba," with a focus on its human rights policies, as part of a commitment to such rights for citizens throughout the world, a White House spokes ...

Warplanes kill 12 fighters in Syria's Idlib: monitor
Reuters - 2017-02-03 16:02
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes killed at least 12 Islamist rebel fighters in Idlib province in northwestern Syria on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. ...

Amnesty criticizes Iraq for executing 31 for alleged role in 2014 Speicher massacre
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
BAGHDAD,— The mass execution of 31 men in Iraq, which was announced on Monday, for their alleged role in mass killings in 2014 is further proof of the Iraqi authority’s blatant disregard for human rights and misguided use of the death penalty in the name ...

Kurdish forces tortured children in Iraq, Human Right Watch says
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An international human rights group says children are alleging they were tortured after being detained by Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government on suspicion that they have connections to the Islamic State group. Hum ...

Kurdish Yazidi human rights activist banned from coming to U.S. to accept award
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
WASHINGTON,— In August 2014, the only Kurdish Yazidi woman in the Iraqi parliament broke down in tears while pleading publicly for the world to save her people from genocide at the hands of the Islamic State. She was due to travel to Washington next week ...

Air strikes hit Red Crescent offices in Syria, monitoring group says
Reuters - 2017-02-01 17:30
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes hit Syrian Red Crescent offices in the northwestern city of Idlib after midnight on Wednesday, injuring several staff and causing extensive damage, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. ...

Response to Human Rights Watch Allegations on the Treatment of Child Terrorism Suspects
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-01 06:31

Iran court sentences Kurdish activist to three years in jail
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-02-01 02:04
Branch 10 of Orumiyeh( Also known as Urmiye) Court of Appeal has sentenced a Kurdish civil rights activist to three years in prison on charges of “acting against national security” for contacts with foreign media and human rights organizations. Armed forc ...

Kurdish Civilian Tortured by Iranian Intelligence
Rojikurd - 2017-02-01 00:04
He is accused of “supporting a Kurdish party” An Iranian Kurdish young man from the Kurdish town of Sardasht was transferred to hospital after being “severely” tortured by the Iranian intelligence service, said a human rights watch organization. According ...

Ocalan's isolation is human rights violation: President of European Court of Human Rights
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-31 21:31
Ocalan's isolation is human rights violation: President of European Court of Human Rights ...

UK defies human rights concerns, signs 100m fighter jet deal with Turkey
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-31 21:31
UK defies human rights concerns, signs 100m fighter jet deal with Turkey ...

Kurdish Yezidi MP Banned from Entering US to Receive Award
BAS News - 2017-01-31 19:52
Vian Dakhil was due to receive the Lantos Human Rights Prize next week ERBIL — As a result of the travel ban imposed by the US against seven countries, including Iraq, Kurdish Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament, Vian Dakhil, cannot attend a ceremony i ...

Hikûmeta Herêma Kurdistanê: Îdîaya êşkencekirina zarokên DAIŞî ne rast e
Rûdaw - 2017-01-30 07:04
Human Rights Watch: 17 zarokên DAIŞî hatine êşkencekirin ...

HRW says Lebanon tries minors in military courts Orient Net Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Lebanon held military trials for civilians and minors during the ..
Orient News - 2017-01-28 02:03

Blast causes deaths in Syrian camp near Jordan border: monitor
Reuters - 2017-01-21 12:59
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A bomb blast struck the Rakban refugee camp in Syria near the border with Jordan on Saturday, causing injuries and deaths, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor. ...

UNHCR Urges Iran to Avoid Executing Kurdish Juvenile
Rojikurd - 2017-01-21 00:00
“He was a juvenile when he was sentenced to death” United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) urged Iran to cancel the capital punishment against a Kurdish juvenile offender. “We call on the Iranian authorities not to carry out the apparent ...

Air strike kills dozens at jihadist camp, Syrian Observatory says
Reuters - 2017-01-20 09:28
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An air strike killed more than 40 members of the jihadist group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham in northwestern Syria on Thursday night, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. ...

Disabled refugees ’overlooked’ in Greece - Human Rights Watch
Orient News - 2017-01-20 02:06

Islamic State kills 12 in Palmyra, among them teachers, soldiers: monitor
Waar Media - 2017-01-19 19:32
Islamic State militants put at least 12 people to death in execution-style killings in the ancient city of Palmyra, which they re-captured from the government for a second time in December, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday. The ...

Deadly Nigeria air strike hit densely populated areas, says rights group
Reuters - 2017-01-19 19:05
LAGOS (Reuters) - A Nigerian air strike that killed more than 70 people and wounded at least 120 in a refugee camp hit areas of a town that were densely populated, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday, citing reviews of satellite images. ...

Islamic State kills 12 in Palmyra, among them teachers, soldiers: monitor
Reuters - 2017-01-19 09:54
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants put at least 12 people to death in execution-style killings in the ancient city of Palmyra, which they re-captured from the government for a second time in December, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights report ...

Pinnacle of Assad’s human rights abuses: The 2-year-old political prisoner
Orient News - 2017-01-19 02:00

Norway still violating killer Breivik's human rights -lawyer
Reuters - 2017-01-18 14:34
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway is still violating the human rights of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik despite some easing of his near-isolation in jail since he massacred 77 people in 2011, his lawyer told a court on Wednesday at the end of a case about his c ...

The FCB Foundation welcomes human rights activist Nadia Murad
Nadia Murad - 2017-01-17 14:33
The activist from Iraq is received by Josep Maria Bartomeu and Jordi Cardoner, and meets some of the players as part of the club’s commitments towards women’s rights ...

332 victims, thousands wounded by Turkish bombardment in al-Shahba
ANHA - 2017-01-17 13:21
NEWS DESK- The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented 332 civilians killed and hundreds of wounded in al-Shahba area in the result of the aerial bombardment and artillery shelling of the Turkish occupation army. The Observatory documented the numb ...

Two Kurdish Inmates Hanged in Iran
Rojikurd - 2017-01-17 00:09
Two more Kurdish inmates were hanged in Dizalabad Prison of Kermanshah province, northwest of Iran, according to a human rights organization. Mirovayeti website reported on Monday that Tofiq Barhamnezhad,31, and Sayfullah Husseiniyan, 33, were executed on ...

Iran court sentences Kurdish political prisoner to five years in prison
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-01-16 02:00
“In the past few days, the branch two of Orumiyeh (also known as Urmiye) Revolutionary Court headed by judge Ali Sheikhlou sentenced a Kurdish political prisoner to five years in prison,” a reliable source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). “ ...

Syria: fighting preventing deal to fix damaged Damascus water source
Waar Media - 2017-01-15 21:47
Waar, Duhok: The Syrian troops engaged in fighting with rebels in Wadi Barada near Damascus on Sunday, threatening to disrupt planned work repairs to a pumping station that supplies most of the capital’s water. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ...

Over 12,000 killed in detention by Assad regime - Human Rights Watch
Orient News - 2017-01-15 02:04

300 Years Term Issued for Iranian Kurdish Inmates in 2016
Rojikurd - 2017-01-15 00:07
In 2016, some 81 Kurdish inmates from Iran received in total 300 years of custody for different felonies. In the same time, six Iranian Kurdish women were also altogether sentenced to 162-month term, a human rights watch organization reported. According t ...

Kurdish Yazidi activist Nadia Murad visits Barcelona FC
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
BARCELONA,— Kurdish Yazidi activist and survivor of enslavement by the Islamic State group Nadia Murad, who became a global icon in the defense of human rights, was invited by the Barcelona Football Club Foundation to visit the Spanish city of Barcelona a ...

First court ruling in Özgür Gündem case: 15 months jail sentence
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 15:22
Human rights defender Şanar Yurdatapan was sentenced to 15 months in jail and a fine of 6,000 TL in the Özgür Gündem case against participants of the newspaper’s Editors-in-Chief on Watch campaign. ...

Tirkiye di krîza herî giran derbas dibe
ANHA/Kurdî - 2017-01-13 11:01
NAVENDA NÛÇEYAN – Rêxistina Çavdêriyê ya Mafên Mirovan (Human Rights Watch) ku têkîldarî mafên mirovan li seranserî cîhanê lêkolînan dike û navenda wê li Amerîkayê ye, Rapora Cîhanê ya 2017’an eşkere kir. Di raporê de hat gotin ku hikûmeta AKP’ê hewldana ...

HRW says Trump, European populists are a threat to human rights
NRT - 2017-01-13 09:57

Kurdish death row prisoner writes open letter to UN Special Rapporteur
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-01-13 02:01
Kamal Ahmadnejad, a Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to death by virtue of Qesas law (Eye for an Eye), has written an open-letter to human rights organisations and to the UN Special Rapporteur for human rights issues in Iran about the tortures he unde ...

Human Rights Watch: Populismus bedroht Menschenrechte | Tiroler Tageszeitung Online - Nachrichten von jetzt!
TT - 2017-01-13 02:00

Iranian Border Guards Wound Five Kurdish Porters
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
A child aged 16 is among the casualties ERBIL — Five Iranian Kurdish porters, including an underage, were wounded on Thursday by direct shooting of Iranian border guards. A human rights watch organization, Hangaw, reported that the people were targeted w ...

Nadia Murad Visits Barcelona FC to Discuss Gender Equality
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
LEEDS — Nadia Murad, the 23 year-old Kurdish Yezidi woman who survived Islamic State (IS) captivity and became a global icon in the defense of human rights, was invited by the Barcelona Football Club Foundation to visit the Spanish city of Barcelona and ...

Canada says program to arm Iraqi Kurds will require controls
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
OTTAWA,— Canada wants “adequate controls” in place before sending arms to Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq, as human rights groups warn that weapons supplied by the U.S. and other countries are contributing to war crimes. The Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraqi Ku ...

Iran executed 109 Kurds in 2016, human rights group says
Waar Media - 2017-01-11 14:00
Waar, Duhok: Islamic Republic of Iran executed 109 Kurds from Rojhalat, also known as Iranian Kurdistan, on charges of trading drugs last year, a human rights group said. Hangaw human rights group said the Iranian regime had arrested and tortured hundreds ...

Denying MPs freedom of movement a violation of human rights, commission says
NRT - 2017-01-11 10:36

Prisoners of conscience at risk of dying after prolonged hunger strike
Rojikurd - 2017-01-11 00:05
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, today raised alarm over the critical health situation of several prisoners of conscience on prolonged hunger strike in the country. In recent weeks, at least e ...

Bruno Kreisky Prize for Human Rights awarded to Aslı Erdoğan
ANF/English - 2017-01-10 15:04
Writer and Özgür Gündem Publication Advisory Council Member Aslı Erdoğan has been awarded the 'Bruno Kreisky Prize for Human Rights', the oldest, most prestigious human rights award in Austria. ...

Mass killer Breivik makes Nazi salute at rights appeal case
Reuters - 2017-01-10 13:20
SKIEN, Norway (Reuters) - Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik made a Nazi salute at the start of a court case on Tuesday at which Norway is trying to overturn a ruling that it has violated his human rights by keeping him isolated since he massacred 77 peop ...

Norway seeks to overturn ruling it violated killer Breivik's rights
Reuters - 2017-01-10 03:54
SKIEN, Norway (Reuters) - Norway will appeal on Tuesday against a court ruling that it violated the human rights of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik by keeping him too isolated in jail after he massacred 77 people in 2011. ...

EU says number of migrants exceeds terms of its deal with Turkey
Rûdaw - 2017-01-09 16:45
Deportation of irregular migrants is heavily debated among EU politicians because of concerns over Turkey’s poor human rights record ...

Statistical Report – Detailed human rights violations in East Kurdistan, ” December 2016.”
Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-01-09 04:29
The human rights report in November 2016, coinciding with the 2 December to 1 January, in East Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Human Rights Association efforts, citing numerous reports of human rights organizations is collected. It is worth noting the report for ...

«Human Rights First» направила письмо премьер-министру иракского Курдистана в связи с закрытием офисов «Язда»
Ezîdî Press Kurdistan - 2017-01-07 18:03
Нью-Йорк (США) – Глава правозащитной организации «Human Rights First» Ник Хикс направил письмо премьер-министру иракского Курдистана Нечирвану Барзани с призывом возобновить деятельность езидской гуманитарной организации «Язда» на территории региона. Прав ...

HRW Documents 29 Cases of Child Soldiers by PKK
BAS News - 2017-01-06 11:28
Recruiting children under 15 is considered a war crime ERBIL — Human Rights Watch (HRW) documented 29 cases in which the PKK's armed groups, have recruited children in Sinjar and in the Kurdistan Region although the group's commanders have pledged to end ...

US Congress plans to tighten sanctions on Iran
Rojikurd - 2017-01-06 00:08
The US Congress plans to tighten sanctions on Iran, focusing on Tehran’s role in supporting terrorism in the Middle East and their missile program, as well as the reports of the human rights violations taking place in the country. According to the Turkey’ ...

Demirtaş: We must carry out a common struggle for social peace
ANF/English - 2017-01-05 10:54
Jailed HDP Co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş called on all the peoples in Turkey to join hands, to stand together to protect democracy, human rights and freedoms and to carry out a common struggle for our social peace. ...

Shi'ite Militias Using Arms from 17 Countries To Commit War Crimes: Amnesty
BAS News - 2017-01-05 10:17
International arms suppliers must wake up to the fact that all the arms transfers to Iraq end up in the hands of militia groups with long histories of human rights violations, says Patrick Wilcken ERBIL — Shi'ite militias known as Hashd al-Shaabi operati ...

Unidentified Jets Shell Qamishlo Countryside
BAS News - 2017-01-04 20:31
LEEDS — Airstikes have been conducted in the eastern countryside of the Qamishlo Province in northern Syria (Rojava), a reliable source told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) on Wednesday. A series of explosions have rocked the areas east of ...

ڕێکخراوی HRW داوا لە دەسەڵاتدارانی هەرێمی کوردسـتان دەکات لە داخستنی ڕێکخراوی یەزدا پاشگەزببنەوە
Dengî Amerîka - 2017-01-04 17:28
ڕێکخراوی چاودێری مافەکانی مرۆڤ Human Rights Watch بەیانـنامەیەکی لە بارەی داخستنی ئۆفیسی ڕێکخراوی یەزدا لە شاری دهۆک بڵاوکردەوە و دەڵێت ئەمە قەوارەیەکی سیاسی نیـیە و تەنها بەرگری لە مافی ئێزدیـیەکان دەکات لە هەموو شوێنێـکی جیهاندا ...

After promising start, 2016 has been worst for civilians in Syria – UN expert
United Nations - 2017-01-04 04:45
After a promising start, the year 2016 has been the worst for civilian casualties so far in the war in Syria, according to the head of a United Nations-mandated human rights inquiry into the Middle Eastern country. ...

Kurdish Officials Shut Down Group Aiding Yezidis | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2017-01-03 22:28

Air strikes on ex-Nusra building kill at least 25: Syrian Observatory
Reuters - 2017-01-03 19:07
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday air strikes on a building used by an insurgent group formerly known as the Nusra Front had killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more. ...

Kurdish group launches pro-LGBT human rights campaign
Washingtonblade - 2017-01-03 16:11

Human Rights NGO Reveals "PYD Violations" in December
BAS News - 2017-01-03 15:48
A pregnant woman lost her unborn in a stoning event in Qamishlo, the NGO says ERBIL — The Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces in the past month "committed tens of violations" mainly against the members of their Kurdish opposition parties as well as their ...

Several Iranian Prisoners on Life-threatening Hunger Strike
BAS News - 2017-01-02 16:59
They are imprisoned for political reasons ERBIL — Around 10 Iranian political prisoners are on life-threatening hunger strikes in Evin and Rajayi prisons in Karaj city in Iran, human rights organizations reported. A Kurdish political prisoner in Rajayi J ...

Hundreds of civilians killed by Turkish fire in Syria: Human rights monitor
Aranews - 2017-01-02 02:54
ARA News Aleppo – At least 277 civilians were killed by Turkish fire since Turkey’s intervention in Syrian last August, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) on Sunday. “Turkish bombardment continued targeting ISIS-controlled areas of Aleppo’s no ...

French filmmakers ask Iran to release detained Kurdish director
Rojikurd - 2016-12-31 05:56
French filmmakers asked France and other European countries to pressure Iran to release an imprisoned Kurdish filmmaker, Human Rights Activists News Agency (MIROVAYETI) reported. Keywan Karimi, an independent Kurdish filmmaker from Baneh, Kurdistan Provin ...

HRW condemns jailing of journalists affiliated to pro-Kurdish newspaper in Turkey
Aranews - 2016-12-28 20:44
ARA News Amsterdam – Turkey jailed a number of journalists after accusing them of terrorism and separatism for their association with a Kurdish newspaper, which raises serious concerns for freedom of expression in Turkey, Human Rights Watch said on Wednes ...

Turkey: Journalists, Writers Face Terrorism, Separatism Charges | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2016-12-28 06:31

Bambini soldato: Human rights watch accusa Kurdi e Yazidi. Hpg e Ybş: «non è vero» - Greenreport: economia ecologica e sviluppo sostenibile
Greenreport - 2016-12-28 03:01

ISIS summarily executes Iraqi civilians for rising up against the Caliphate
Aranews - 2016-12-28 01:32
ARA News Erbil – The Islamic State group (ISIS) summarily executed at least 13 people, including two boys, following a village uprising in northern Iraq in October 2016, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The development was deemed another sign of desper ...

Iran Cuts off Fingers of Two Kurdish Prisoners
Rojikurd - 2016-12-28 00:08
Prison authorities in Urmiyah, Iranian Kurdistan, on Sunday cut off fingers of two Kurdish prisoners as punishment. According to human rights monitoring group Hangaw, the punishment was carried out in Darya prison of Urmiyah with 24 other prisoners forced ...

Kurdish journalist missing in Turkey after protesting TV closure
Rûdaw - 2016-12-26 11:17
Human rights activists in Diyarbakir demand an investigation into her case. ...

Enough is enough: safe zone needed in Southeast Turkey
Frederike Geerdink - 2016-12-26 01:41
Forty eight civilians have lost their lives in the current violence in Southeast Turkey, the Human Rights Association has estimated ( between 21 July and 28 August, so by now that number is already up again). One of the cases that especially hit me was th ...

Kurdish Yazidi Activists Receive EU’s Sakharov Prize for Human Rights
The Kurdish Project - 2016-12-25 00:15
Kurdish Yazidi activists Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar have accepted the European Union’s Sakharov Prize for human rights. The post Kurdish Yazidi Activists Receive EU’s Sakharov Prize for Human Rights appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Human Rights Watch accuses Turkey of ‘silencing’ independent media
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
ANKARA,— Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused Turkey of “silencing” independent media in its bid to prevent scrutiny or criticism of its huge crackdown following the failed July coup. In a report, the US-based rights watchdog said Turkey’s “assault” on ...

Islamic State prisoners killed by Iraqi government militias: HRW
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An international human rights monitoring group says a militia backed by the Iraqi government killed suspected Islamic State fighters it had captured during the operation to retake the militant-held city of Mosul. Th ...

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