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Human rights situation in Iraqi Kurdistan is getting worse: official

Human rights situation in Iraqi Kurdistan is getting worse: official

E-Kurd - 2018-12-10 14:10
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The security situation is progressively getting worse in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region amid an increase in homicides, a Kurdish official has said. “Whenever crime increases in any country, it means that country’s security f ...
Human rights situation in Iraqi Kurdistan is getting worse: official - E-Kurd

Property prices increasing in Iraqi Kurdistan after years of stagnation

E-Kurd - 2019-01-08 19:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Housing prices increased by 20 percent in 2018 in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, while rent has gone up by 15, with even higher prices predicted. The data is according to a study by real estate company Baghi Khoshnawati w ...

Iraqi Kurdistan tortured detained children: Human rights watch

E-Kurd - 2019-01-08 14:42
Beatings, Electric Shock used against children in Iraqi Kurdistan. BEIRUT,— The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq is torturing children to confess to involvement with the Islamic State (ISIS), Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Children tol ...

Turkey extends ban on Iraqi Kurdistan’s Sulaimani Int’l Airport until March

E-Kurd - 2018-12-24 22:24
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Turkish government has extended its ban on flights to and from Sulaimani International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkish destinations for three more months, a Kurdish official said on Monday. Director of the ...

MEP Miranda: The issue of human rights in Kurdistan a big scandal

ANF - 2018-12-23 10:18
Following her visit to the DTK, Green Group MEP Ana Miranda said “there is a big problem with human rights in Kurdistan.” ...

Kurdish writer and intellectual Jamal Nabaz buried in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-12-22 19:32
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The body of Kurdish writer and intellectual Jamal Nabaz who passed away in Germany earlier in December was returned to Iraq’s Kurdistan Region on Saturday for burial after a lifetime of “dedication to his homeland,” N ...

China’s oil companies eyeing Gulf Keystone’s flagship asset in Iraqi Kurdistan: DJ

E-Kurd - 2018-12-14 15:06
NEW YORK,— Chinese oil majors appear to be casting a fresh eye over Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd.’s (GKP.LN) flagship oil asset in Iraqi Kurdistan, according to a copy of a report seen by Dow Jones Newswires. Experts from the China National Petroleum Corp ...

Massoud Barzani criticized for participating in Peshmerga ceremony in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-12-13 18:24
Despite holding no official government position in Iraqi Kurdistan, Massoud barzani is participating in Peshmerga ceremony, New Generation Movement said. SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement on Wednesday criticized ...

KDP and Gorran meet to discuss Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2018-12-13 01:09
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Change Movement (Gorran) met in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Wednesday to discuss the formation of a new government. Nechirvan Barzani, the KDP ...

14 candidates to compete for Miss Iraqi Kurdistan 2019

E-Kurd - 2018-12-10 18:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Fourteen candidates have been selected to compete in Iraqi Kurdistan’s 2019 beauty pageant, scheduled to be held on December 20, 2019. Based on the criteria for the contest, the candidates have to be between the ag ...

10.000 rights violations in the Kurdistan Region in 10 months

ANF - 2018-12-10 12:28
Almost 10.000 rights violations were recorded in the Kurdistan Region in 10 months. ...

170 suspected corruption cases referred to courts in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2018: authorities

E-Kurd - 2018-12-09 17:13
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Commission of Integrity said on Sunday that it had referred 170 cases of corruption to the courts so far this year. Head of the Commission of Integrity Ahmed Anwar said in a press conferenc ...

100 police officers ‘sacked’ in Iraqi Kurdistan over human trafficking

E-Kurd - 2018-12-06 17:30
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— At least 100 policemen were reportedly fired by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on the charge of human trafficking from Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s northern Mergasor district to Turkey, pro-KDP government Ruda ...

RSF calls on Iraqi Kurdistan to reopen investigation into Kawa Garmyani’s murder

E-Kurd - 2018-12-06 13:30
PARIS,— On the fifth anniversary of the Kurdish magazine editor Kawa Garmyani’s murder in Iraqi Kurdistan, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Kurdish and Iraqi authorities to reopen the investigation into his death in order to identify the mast ...

Germany concerned of human rights situation in Xinjiang

Kurdiu - 2018-12-06 02:56

How the Barzanis are looking to consolidate power in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-12-04 13:22
Amberin Zaman | Al-monitor Iraqi Kurdistan’s dominant clan announced on Monday that it was nominating Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani to succeed his uncle Massoud Barzani as president of the Kurdistan Regional Government. A spokesman for the Kurdistan D ...

29 HIV cases registered in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2018: official

E-Kurd - 2018-12-03 14:32
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Kurdish health official on Saturday announced that, in the past 11 months, six individuals from Iraq’s Kurdistan Region have contracted the HIV virus and over 20 foreigners deported after testing positive for the ...

Kurdish film ’14 July’ banned from screening in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-11-28 19:40
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Cinema Salim has been banned from screening the film “14 July” (“14 Tammuz”) by Kurdish Asayish (security) forces, the theater’s management said on Wednesday. Directed by Hashim Aydemir, the film tells the story of a ...

A Kurdish Teacher Arrested by IRGC in Divandarreh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-17 02:02
On Monday 12 November 2018, a teacher from Divandarreh known as Omid Shahmohammadi was arrested and transferred to the detention centre of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Sanandaj. A reliable source in Divandarreh told Kurdistan Human Rights N ...

Joint letter in support of the UN General Assembly resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-13 02:00
TO: All Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York Your Excellencies, The undersigned national, regional and international civil society organizations urge your government to support resolution A/C.3/73/L.42 on the promotion and protection of hu ...