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EU Commission: Demirtas case reflects rights violations

EU Commission: Demirtas case reflects rights violations

ANF - 2018-12-12 13:47
EU Commission Deputy Chairperson Federica Mogherini said, “The Demirtas case reflects rights violations in Turkey. At a time of outstanding challenges to Turkey, the approach in practices is a contradiction.” ...
EU Commission: Demirtas case reflects rights violations  - ANF

SDF statement on the withdrawal of US forces from Syria

ANF - 2018-12-20 13:08
SDF General Command said the fight against ISIS is not over yet, and that the withdrawal of the Coalition would lead to negative results. ...

EU Urges Turkey to Refrain from Military Incursion into Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-16 09:54
ERBIL — EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini on Saturday urged the Turkish government to avoid any unilateral actions in the area as Ankara threatens to conduct a new military operation against the US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces. “We expect the Tu ...

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 ...

Syria war: 'Seven mass graves found' in former IS stronghold

BBC - 2018-12-13 02:25
Syria state media says hundreds of bodies "subjected to torture" were found in a former IS area. ...

Prosecutor demands 10-yrs jail in new case against Demirtas

Rûdaw - 2018-12-12 20:54
Demirtas is facing new charge of managing a terror organization ...

Judge on Demirtas case admits: “I am not neutral”

ANF - 2018-12-12 16:08
The court’s head judge admitted to being “not neutral” in the hearing of imprisoned former HDP Co-chair Selahattin Demirtas. Tensions rose in the court. ...

Ankara pledges EU reforms amid growing human rights concerns -VoA | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-12-12 15:04

Kurdish conference in EP: Turkey is outside the law

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-12-11 13:51
Human rights defenders spoke in the first session of the 15th Kurdish Conference in the European Parliament. IHD officials spoke about the rights violations and stated that Turkey has lost the characteristic of a state with the rule of law. The first pane ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

Iran Detains 10 Suspects over Chabahar Bombing

BAS News - 2018-12-09 14:04
ERBIL — The Iranian security forces said on Sunday that they have detained 10 people who are suspected of having links to the car bomb attack earlier the week in south of Iran. “Good clues have been obtained, and hopefully with the public’s cooperation . ...

UN Back Turkish Resolution Condemning Rohingya Rights Violations | Al Bawaba

Albawaba - 2018-12-07 15:24

Turks defy European Court of Human Rights over Demirtas ruling

Neweurope - 2018-12-07 08:46

Kurdish conference in EP: Turkey is outside the law

ANF - 2018-12-05 20:40
Human rights defenders spoke in the first session of the 15th Kurdish Conference in the European Parliament. IHD officials spoke about the rights violations and stated that Turkey has lost the characteristic of a state with the rule of law. ...

Over a Dozen of IS Insurgents Killed in Anbar

BAS News - 2018-11-26 21:14
ERBIL - At least 13 insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Monday in an air operation conducted by the Iraqi Air Force in the province of Anbar. Talking to al-Maalomah website, Qutri al-Obeidi, a senior Hashd al-Shaabi commander, explained t ...

EU’s Mogherini Hopes Demirtas to Be Released Soon

BAS News - 2018-11-22 11:30
ERBIL — EU’s foreign affairs chief, Federica Mogherini said on Thursday that she hopes the former co-chair of pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas will be released soon. Mogherini made the comment at a press conference with Tu ...

Total US assistance to support vulnerable communities in Iraq is $300M

The Global Coalition - 2018-11-20 23:33
Total US assistance to support vulnerable communities in Iraq is $300M L’article Total US assistance to support vulnerable communities in Iraq is $300M est apparu en premier sur The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Iraq's Human Rights Commission Warns of Increased Addiction to Illegal Drugs

BAS News - 2018-11-20 23:05
ERBIL - Iraqi High Commission For Human Rights said on Tuesday that the country's youths are in a great danger of becoming addicted to illegal drugs. "Illegal drugs have become the most dangerous addiction among the Iraqi youths," Fazil Ghazawi, a member ...