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Kurdish mayor sentenced to nine years in prison

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. ...
Kurdish mayor sentenced to nine years in prison - ANF

86-year-old woman arrested for terrorist charges in Van

ANF - 2019-01-16 09:46
In raids in the northern Kurdistan town of Ercis, there have been several arrests yesterday. 86-year-old woman Ayşe Bişirgen was also detained for terrorist charges. ...

The discussion of the new government formation postponed to the New Year

Waar Media - 2018-12-29 19:17
The discussion of the new Kurdistan regional government formation has been postponed to after New Year’s holidays, it is expected that in the next meeting the distribution of the posts will be decided. “KDP postponed the discussions of the new government ...

Journalist Gündüz sentenced to 20 months in prison

ANF - 2018-12-18 15:08
Yet another journalist working for the Kurdish press has been sentenced by the Turkish regime. ...

Two Kurdish Civilians Arrested by Security Forces in Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-18 02:01
Iranian Security Forces arrested at least two Kurdish civilians in Marivan and transferred to an unknown location on Thursday, December 13. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that security forces in the Marivan industrial town raided ...

Deer poacher sentenced to watch Bambi in prison

BBC - 2018-12-18 00:02
David Berry Jr, jailed for illegally killing deer, must watch the Disney film Bambi once a month. ...

US Considers Deployment of Roj Peshmerga to East Euphrates in Rojava: Source

BAS News - 2018-12-16 13:41
ERBIL — As Turkey is threatening to launch a new military operation against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unites (YPG), the United States is considering available options to maintain stability in the region without losing either sides of its all ...

Kurdish organizations meet in Brussels against the US decision

ANF - 2018-12-15 14:07
Representatives of dozens of Kurdish organizations and parties have met in Brussels against the US decision to put a bounty on PKK executives Cemil Bayık, Murat Karayılan and Duran Kalkan. ...

Turkey sentences German-Kurdish singer to over 6 years in prison | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-12-15 01:58

Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison

Yahoo - 2018-12-14 13:16

India makes Islamic 'triple-talaq' instant divorce punishable by up to three years in prison

Telegraph - 2018-12-13 09:13

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 ...

Kurdish Porter Freezes to Death in Border Area

BAS News - 2018-12-12 12:58
ERBIL — Freezing cold temperatures in the mountainous areas on the border between Kurdistan Region and Iranian Kurdistan took the life of a Kurdish porter, according to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights. The monitoring group identified the victim as “ ...

Kurdish journalist Bilen sentenced to 22 months in prison

ANF - 2018-12-11 13:36
Journalist Adnan Bilen was given a 22 month prison sentence. ...

Turkish Court Sentences Two Kurdish Former MPs to 18 Months Imprisonment Each

BAS News - 2018-12-11 12:16
ERBIL — A Turkish court in Sirnak has sentenced two Kurdish former lawmakers to 18 months each for alleged violations in 2015. Osman Baydemir and Leyla Birlik from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) were given the sentences over their participation in 2 ...

Conditional Release of A Kurdish Political Prisoner after 13 Years in Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-07 02:00
The Kurdish political prisoner, Mohammad Amin Abdollahi was granted conditional freedom from Birjad Prison after serving 13 years and 6 months in prison. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Mohammad Amin Abdollahi, who was serving ...

Iranian Kurdish Singer Arrested in Turkey's Istanbul

BAS News - 2018-12-06 23:09
ERBIL - An Iranian Kurdish singer was arrested on Thursday in Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk International Airport, a report said. Yalda Abbasi, who had been in the country before a few times, was in Turkey to perform at a cultural event during the weekend, a ...

Senior Syrian Kurdish Official: No-fly Zone Necessary in Northeastern Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-06 00:33
ERBIL - A senior Syrian Kurdish official has called on the US to build a no-fly zone in the country's northeast in hopes of preventing any attacks by the Turkish army, a report said on Wednesday. The Kurdish co-head of the Defense Office in the self-admi ...

Is Kurdish cinema ready to break through boundaries?

The Kurdish Project - 2018-11-24 11:30
Alan talked with Rudaw about the film and the challenges of being a woman in the Kurdish film industry, one where she is not ready to break through boundaries. The post Is Kurdish cinema ready to break through boundaries? appeared first on The Kurdish Pr ...