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Yazidi activist Nadia Murad meets with French FM Jean-Yves Le Drian

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
PARIS,— Yazidi human rights activist, UN Goodwill Ambassador and Islamic State group IS survivor, Nadia Murad, met with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris to talk about the future of the Yazidi community in Shingal (Sinjar) as well as me ...

UN Delegation to Monitor Human Rights in Tal Afar Battle

BAS News - 2017-08-24 21:00
ERBIL— A delegation from the UN Human Rights Council will arrive in Tal Afar soon to monitor the human rights situation in the battle to retake the town from the Islamic State (IS). Ali Ardawani, a human rights observer from the Kurdistan Region, told Ba ...

UN Warns of Collective Punishment of Civilians Accused of Links to IS

BAS News - 2017-07-01 00:35
ERBIL — The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has raised concerns about the situations in Iraq’s Mosul, calling on parties to the ongoing conflict to “abide by the principles of humanity, distinction, proportionality and precaution in carryin ...

UN Condemns Demolishing of Mosul’s al-Nuri Mosque by IS

BAS News - 2017-06-23 23:33
SOFIA — The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a statement on Friday, condemning the destruction of the al-Hadba minaret and the Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul's Old City, demolished by the so-called Islamic S ...

'Irak ordusu IŞİD'den kaçan sivillere şiddetli işkenceler yapıyor'

ZERnews - 2017-05-22 17:56
İnsan Hakları İzleme Örgütü (Human Rights Watch) açıkladığı raporda Musul'un batısında IŞİD'den kurtulan sivillere Irak Ordusu tarafından çok şiddetli işkencelerin yapıldığını vurguladı. Sivil vatandaşların soruşturma sırasında işkenceye verildiğini, işke ...

Help us Call on the UN Human Rights Commissioner

Nadia Murad - 2017-04-26 04:41
Call on the UN Human Rights Commissioner to establish a Commission of Inquiry that collects evidence on crimes perpetrated by ISIS Read more on Global Citizen. ...

UN experts warn Turkey on rights ahead of referendum

Waar Media - 2017-04-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: UN experts Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights; David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; Maina Kiai, Special Rapporteur on the rights t ...

UN: Protection of Mosul Civilians Paramount

BAS News - 2017-03-28 21:20
GENEVA — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday deplored the massive loss of civilian lives in west Mosul in the recent days, victims of actions by the Islamic State (IS) and of airstrikes. “Bodies continue to be found in ...

Syria 'worst man-made disaster since World War II' – UN rights chief

United Nations - 2017-03-22 04:59
The conflict in Syria is the “worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II,” the United Nations human rights chief today said, calling for an end to all tortures, executions and unfair trials, and at the very least, for the names and loca ...

41 NGOs Urge Renewal of Mandate for Special Rapporteur on Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-03-18 02:00
On Thursday, March 16, Kurdistan Human Rights Network joined 40 human rights groups calling on the UN Human Rights Council to support the resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic ...

UN Distributes Kurdish-language Book on Human Rights in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-03-12 21:08
ERBIL – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office has started distributing the booklet “Nine Core Human Rights Treaties and Three Optional Protocols” in Kurdish language to different subjects in the Kurdistan Region, acco ...

UN report: Turkey guilty of ‘serious’ abuses in Kurdish region

Roji Kurd - 2017-03-11 00:06
The UN’s human rights office released a report on Friday accusing Ankara of serious human rights violations during operations targeting Kurdish militants. The report, which based its findings on “remote monitoring,” focused on”massive destruction, killing ...

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 ...

Aleppo civilians paying brutal price, says UN – video

The Guardian - 2016-12-14 02:10
UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville says his office has received reports of Syria’s pro-government forces killing civilians as they enter the last strongholds of rebels in eastern Aleppo. Speaking on Tuesday, Colville says the reports could not be i ...

Syria: tens of thousands flee Aleppo before UN emergency talks

The Guardian - 2016-12-01 03:54
More than 50,000 leave amid continuing government bombardment that reportedly killed at least 21 people on WednesdayMore than 50,000 civilians have joined a growing exodus from east Aleppo, a human rights monitor has said, as the UN security council prepa ...

Mosul offensive pushing more Iraqi civilians into war-ravaged Syria

Aranews - 2016-11-12 01:18
Geneva (UN) – Amid the intensification of the military offensive against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq’s Mosul city and the resulting displacement of civilians, the United Nations human rights wing said Friday that it has received reports that Iraqi ci ...

Islamic State tries to move 25,000 people in Mosul to use as shields: UN

E-Kurd - 2016-11-03 03:04
GENEVA,— Islamic State militants killed 40 former members of the Iraqi Security Forces near Mosul on Saturday and threw their bodies in the Tigris river, U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said on Tuesday, citing reports from the field. IS al ...

Russia denied membership of UN human rights council

The Guardian - 2016-10-29 02:47
General assembly fails to vote for Russia to be one of 14 new members after campaign by rights groups over its bombing of Syria Russia has lost its bid to become a member of the UN’s human rights council, in a defeat that reflects the diplomatic cost of i ...

UN reports on Iran's human rights abuses, highlights Kurds

Kurdistan24 - 2016-10-05 18:44
UN highlighted the case of Zeinab Jalalian who was arrested in 2008 and threatened with rape and subjected to other forms of torture, including having her head hit against a wall, being flogged on her feet, and being made to walk back to the interrogation ...

Witnesses to Cizre massacre speak out in the UN

ANF/English - 2016-10-01 12:23
Two of the witnesses of the Cizre massacre spoke about the extent of the massacre committed under orders from Turkish president Tayyip Erdoğan s to the representative from the Special Unit formed in United Nations High Commissary for Human Rights. ...

Sarıyıldız speaks at the UN on Cizre massacre

ANF/English - 2016-09-19 19:50
HDP Şırnak parliamentarian Faysal Sarıyıldız spoke at the 33rd Human Rights Session of the UN Human Rights High Commission on Cizre massacre and called upon the UN and the world to do their duties. ...

France and Switzerland call upon Turkey to respect freedoms

ANF/English - 2016-09-19 15:31
French and Swiss officials that spoke during the recent UN Human Rights Session criticized Turkey and called upon the country to respect basic human rights the freedom of the press under all circumstances. ...

UN High Commissioner: Cities and villages burned down in Turkey

ANF/English - 2016-09-13 13:55
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein announced that they are in possession of data that shows serious human rights violations in Northern Kurdistan. He demanded Turkey open its doors to the UN Human Rights Commissary at once. ...

UN Warns Over Speedy Execution of IS Prisoners in Iraq

BasNews - 2016-08-02 12:44
Vengeance is not justice, says the UN’s Human Rights Agency ERBIL — The United Nations has warned over the efforts to accelerate the execution of Islamic State (IS) militants by the Iraqi government, saying it may result in injustice. Following the deadl ...

More Violations against Fallujah IDPs: UN

BasNews - 2016-06-22 21:47
The United Nations says it has received reports of continuous human rights abuses against the Fallujah escapees ERBIL — As the Iraqi government forces continue a one-month-old operation to completely clear Fallujah from the Islamic State (IS), reports of ...

UN accuses Turkey of destroying buildings in Nusaybin

Waarmedia - 2016-06-14 20:55
Waar, Duhok: The United Nations has accused Turkey of using heavy weaponry and destroying buildings in the town of Nusaybin in Bakur (the southeast of Turkey). UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said investigations showed that Turkish troops had ...

Nadia Murad meets with UN chief

Waarmedia - 2016-05-25 13:52
Waar, Duhok: Nadia Murad, the Yezidi woman who escaped IS captivity and went on to become a human rights activist, met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul Tuesday. “I was honored to meet today an incredible and pa ...

Barzani: Kurds Remain Committed to Human Rights

BasNews - 2016-04-21 23:18
Kurdistan Region President met with UN Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights in Erbil ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has reiterated that Kurds will remain committed to the human rights and international principles even during unrest and ...

Russia accused of committing ‘war crimes’ in Syria

Aranews - 2016-02-17 04:12
Russia is facing intense criticism for its aerial campaign backing the Syrian government after it was accused of hitting hospitals in opposition-held areas. Turkey and France both said Russia had committed war crimes, while UN human rights spokesman Ruper ...

UN committee warns Turkey over human rights violations against Kurds

Kurd Press - 2016-01-21 00:51
A United Nations committee has voiced concern over widespread violations of human rights in Turkey, particularly focusing on racial profiling of Kurdish citizens during the campaign against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Hurriyet daily repo ...

UN report: IS still holding 3,500 people as slaves

Ezîdî Press Kurdistan - 2016-01-20 00:34
The terrorist militia Islamic State continues holding more than 3,500 people as slaves, according to a report published on Tuesday by the UN human rights office and the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq. Most of those being held captive are Ezidis from the S ...
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