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European Parliament to discuss the ECHR ruling on Demirtas

European Parliament to discuss the ECHR ruling on Demirtas

ANF - 2018-12-11 13:36
The European Parliament is taking the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling about Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas on the agenda to be discussed. ...
European Parliament to discuss the ECHR ruling on Demirtas - ANF

PM Barzani, McGurk Hold Talks on Politics Across Iraq

BAS News - 2018-12-17 17:22
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Tuesday the US special presidential envoy to the coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk, to discuss the political process in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. They held talks on the u ...

KDP Delegation to Resume Govt. Formation Talks on Tuesday

BAS News - 2018-12-17 14:11
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will visit Sulaymaniyah on Tuesday where it is set to meet with other political parties and discuss the formation of the new government. According to a senior member, the KDP delegation will ...

US Special Envoy Meets with Barzani to Discuss Syrian Crisis

BAS News - 2018-12-17 13:23
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Monday a US delegation headed by Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy to the coalition against IS, to discuss the developments in ...

Turkey court orders top Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas to remain in custody

E-Kurd - 2018-12-14 15:06
ANKARA,— A Turkish court on Thursday ordered the continued detention of Top Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas despite a European rights court ruling calling for his release, an official from his political party said. The European Court of Human Righ ...

Masrour Barzani Receives Nadia Murad, Emphasizes on Safe Haven for Yezidis

BAS News - 2018-12-13 11:36
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani received on Thursday the Kurdish Yezidi winner of 2018’s Nobel Peace Prize, Nadia Murad, to discuss the current situation of Yezidis. Barzani reiterated that the Yezidis are m ...

Kurdish issue discussed in the European Parliament

ANF - 2018-12-13 10:36
A press conference was held at the European Parliament to underline the situation of HDP Hakkari deputy, Leyla Güven on hunger strike for over a month. ...

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 ...

Barzani, UK Ambassador Discuss New Chapter in Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2018-12-09 13:32
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Sunday the UK Ambassador to Iraq, Jon Wilks, to discuss the latest developments in the Iraqi politics, including the ties between Erbil and Baghdad. Am ...

UNAMI Establishes Nineveh Human Rights and Justice Network

BAS News - 2018-12-08 14:51
MOSUL, (UNAMI) — The Human Rights Office (HRO) of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) held a one-day roundtable with lawyers and civil society activists from Ninewa on 5 December 2018 to discuss the criminal justice system in Ninewa si ...

Turkey Defies Europe, Keeps Kurdish Leader in Prison

The Kurdish Project - 2018-12-06 09:28
Turkey defied on Friday a plea by European leaders to release the former leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition from prison. The post Turkey Defies Europe, Keeps Kurdish Leader in Prison appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Masrour Barzani, Opposition Leader Discuss Syrian Crisis

BAS News - 2018-12-05 13:23
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, received on Wednesday a delegation from the Syrian opposition headed by Ahmed Jarba, the president of Syria's Tomorrow Movement, to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria. Barz ...

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 ...

Turkish court rules to keep Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas in jail: lawyer

E-Kurd - 2018-11-30 15:55
ANKARA,— A Turkish court has ruled that the charismatic Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas remain in prison, his lawyer said on Twitter on Friday, after top EU officials last week called for the politician’s swift release, Reuters reported. On November 2 ...

HDP’s Demirtas Says Erdogan Determined to Keep Him in Prison

BAS News - 2018-11-24 10:21
ERBIL — Former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, said that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is determined to keep him in prison despite a verdict to release him issued by the European Court of Human Rights. ...

The European Court of Human Rights Submits to Islam

Gatestoneinstitute - 2018-11-23 16:30

France 24: European court urges Turkey to free pro-Kurdish leader

Justice for Kurds - 2018-11-22 05:17
STRASBOURG (FRANCE) (AFP) – The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday called on Turkey to release pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, ruling his detention since 2016 on terror charges was aimed at “stifling pluralism”. Demirtas, one of two former ...

European court urges Turkey to free Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas

E-Kurd - 2018-11-20 19:19
STRASBOURG, France,— Europe’s top rights court on Tuesday called on Turkey to release the Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, who has been held for two years on “terror” charges — a call immediately rejected by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Dem ...

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 ...

Lawyer for Turkey's jailed Kurdish politician applies for release after ECHR ruling

Reuters - 2018-11-20 14:36
The lawyer of the ex-head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition said on Tuesday he had applied for the immediate release of Selahattin Demirtas after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) urged Turkey to swiftly process the politician's case. ...

European Court of Human Rights Orders Turkey to Release HDP’s Demirtas

BAS News - 2018-11-20 11:20
ERBIL — The European Court of Human Rights has delivered a verdict that stating that Turkey should free the former co-chair of pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas. “The ECHR has decided to take the necessary steps for the rele ...