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Court of Appeals Upholds Final Verdict For Six Labour Activists

Court of Appeals Upholds Final Verdict For Six Labour Activists

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-06 02:01
The hearing for six activists from Kamyaran was held at Branch 4 of the Sanandaj Court of Appeals during the past few days. They were recently sentenced to imprisonment by the branch one of revolutionary court in Sanandaj on Oct 16, 2018 presided by Judge ...
Court of Appeals Upholds Final Verdict For Six Labour Activists - Kurdistan Human Rights

Offering condolences duty to the relatives of two martyrs in the campaign of (Al-Jazeera storm)

SDF Press - 2018-12-26 23:31
Al-Tabqa_ (the Martyrs Families Office), affiliated to SDF and the Martyrs Families Council, and some representatives of the civil administration of Al-Tabqa town offered the condolences to the martyrs’ relatives who passed away in Al-Jazeera storm campai ...

Iraqi Court Sentences One to Death, Another to Life in Jail Over Terror Charges

BAS News - 2018-12-18 17:07
ERBIL - An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a suspect to death by hanging, while giving a life imprisonment to another over terror-related charges. A court in Baghdad "sentenced to death by hanging the suspect after he was convicted of belonging to a ter ...

Kurdish mayor sentenced to nine years in prison

ANF - 2018-12-17 13:27
Mustafa Bayram, the co-mayor of the northern Kurdistan town of Halfeti, has been sentenced to nine years and four months imprisonment for terrorist charges. ...

A Kurdish Woman Sentenced to One Year of Imprisonment

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-13 02:01
Nashmil Ghoytasi from Mahabad was sentenced to one-year of discretionary imprisonment by branch one of Orumiyeh Military Court on charges of acting against national security. She was arrested earlier in April and released on bail a month later. Kurdistan ...

One-Year Discretionary Punishment for a Kurdish Labour Activist

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-12 02:01
Omid Assadi, a labour activist from Kamyaran who was arrested by security forces earlier this year and later temporarily released on bail, was sentenced to one-year Discretionary Punishment by Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj. Kurdistan Hum ...

Court Upholds Dismissal of Camp Ranger's Claim for Reward Money in Christopher Dorner Manhunt - NBC 7 San Diego

Nbcsandiego - 2018-12-09 15:43

Female fighters of Kurdistan become creative calling for Montrealer

The Kurdish Project - 2018-12-06 09:28
Zaynê Akyol lived near the Iraq-Iran border to capture portraits of female Kurdish fighters, producing a series of arresting images that were quietly unveiled last week in Montreal's Mile End neighbourhood. The post Female fighters of Kurdistan become cr ...

Prison sentences for HDP’s Demirtas and Onder approved

ANF - 2018-12-05 11:19
Turkish judiciary has rapidly approved prison sentences for HDP former co-chair Selahattin Demirtas and former MP Sırrı Sureyya Onder after the ECHR verdict for Demirtas’ release. ...

Turkish court upholds jail sentence for jailed Kurdish politician Demirtaş | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-12-04 17:06

HDP Slams Turkish Court’s Decision to Keep Demirtas under Detention

BAS News - 2018-12-01 13:21
ERBIL — The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has denounced a decision by the Ankara 19th Heavy Criminal Court on Friday which rejected the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights calling on Ankara to free the former HDP Co-chair Selahatti ...

28. November 2018 – China: No sign of life from arrested photographer for three weeks

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2018-12-01 11:01

St Louis police charged for beating black undercover officer

BBC - 2018-12-01 00:00
The officers had allegedly sent texts saying they were looking forward to beating up protesters. ...

James H. Billington: An Appreciation

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-11-30 19:36
James H. Billington may not be well-known to the average American, but to many in Washington, D.C., he was a permanent fixture. A scholar, adviser to Presidents, friend to Members of Congress, director of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Schol ...

Turkish court rules against release of Demirtas

Rûdaw - 2018-11-30 15:55
The decision comes in spite of earlier ruling from European Court of Human Rights ...

INTERVIEW: The Distant Self-Governing 'Utopia' of Rojava Has a Message for Taiwan - The News Lens International Edition

Thenewslens - 2018-11-29 12:14

A Labour Activist Sentenced to One-year of Imprisonment in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-22 02:01
Khalil Karimi, a labour activist and member of the Free Trade Union of Iran Labourers, was sentenced to one year in prison by the Branch1 of Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Khalil Karimi was su ...

Erdogan Rejects to Abide by European Court's Decision for Releasing HDP's Demirtas

BAS News - 2018-11-20 17:59
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected to abide by the European Court of Human Rights' verdict to release the former co-chair of pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas. The court noted on Tuesday that the imp ...

Hoshmand Alipour and Mohammad Ostad Ghader Still Detained at the Intelligence Ministry’s Detention Facility in the City of Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-07 02:00
The family of Houshmand Alipour and Mohammad Ostadghader (Two members of the Kurdistan Freedom Party who were arrested on Aug 3, 2018 by security forces near Saqqez) visited them on Oct 28 and 29. Security interrogators told the families that they will be ...

Iran: A Female Prisoner Detained at Khoy Prison Sentenced to Death for Adultery

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-07 02:00
A female prisoner detained at Khoy Prison was sentenced to death by the Criminal Court (Branch1) of Khoy on charges of adultery (sex outside marriage). Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Golestan Jankanloo (married with two child ...

A Journalist to Pay a Fine on Charges of Publishing Lies in Cyberspace

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-06 03:15
Aras Ghorbanipour, a journalist from Saqqez, has been sentenced to a fine of 20 million Rials by the Criminal Court 2 (Branch 102) of Saqqez on charges of “Publishing Lies in Cyberspace”. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that a ...