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321 murdered, hundreds assaulted: 2018 deadliest year on record for human rights activists | Irish Examiner

321 murdered, hundreds assaulted: 2018 deadliest year on record for human rights activists | Irish Examiner

Irishexaminer - 2019-01-11 19:47

321 murdered, hundreds assaulted: 2018 deadliest year on record for human rights activists | Irish Examiner - Irishexaminer

Four Kurdish Porters Wounded by Iranian Forces

BAS News - 2019-01-14 10:07
ERBIL — Iranian border guards on Sunday opened fire are Kurdish porters in two separate incidents on the border between Iranian Kurdistan and Kurdistan Region, wounding at least four people. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights confirmed the report and s ...

KDP, PUK to Meet on Monday for Gov. Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-01-13 16:35
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to meet on Monday for talks on the formation of a new government in Erbil. The two major Kurdish parties are also said to discuss the Erbil-Baghdad relat ...

321 murdered, hundreds assaulted: 2018 deadliest year on record for human rights activists | BreakingNews.ie

Breakingnews - 2019-01-09 04:03

Housing, rent prices increasing in Kurdistan Region

Rûdaw - 2019-01-08 15:57
2018 was a year of recovery for the real estate [sector] ...

Glavin: 2018 was horrible for human rights, and 2019 doesn’t look good | Ottawa Citizen

Ottawacitizen - 2019-01-07 22:08

Three Kurdish Porters Injured, One Froze to Death

BAS News - 2019-01-06 10:07
ERBIL — Iranian border guards injured at least three Kurdish porters in the past few days while another froze to death on the snowy mountains. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported on Sunday that three Kurdish porters (also known as Kolbar) were ...

Six Activists Summoned and Interrogated by Mahabad Intelligence Office

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-06 02:01
Following the pressure from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence on Kurdish political and civil activists, 6 media and environmental activists from Mahabad were summoned by this security agency and released after several hours of interrogation. “On Saturday, D ...

One Kolbar Killed and Another Wounded at Orumiyeh and Baneh Borders

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-06 02:01
Over the past few days, Iranian border guards shot dead a kolbar from Orumiyeh and injured another one from Baneh. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the border guards of Broodak opened fire on the 19-year-old Yaghoob (Kamiyan) N ...

Kurdistan Region Tourism Board says tourists tripled during 2018 New Year celebrations

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-05 22:35

26. December 2018 – Christmas in China – the festival of locking away human rights activists

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-01-05 14:45

Iran Arrested over 1,000 Kurds in 2018: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-01-02 10:38
ERBIL — Iranian authorities detained more than 1,000 Kurdish citizens during the year 2018 on various charges, a monitoring group reported. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights has obtained the identifications of 710 people from the total number of arres ...

Over 230 Kurdish Porters Killed, Injured at Borders in 2018

BAS News - 2018-12-31 20:26
ERBIL - A total of 231 Kurdish porters, better known as Kolbers, have been killed or injured in the Kurdistan Region-Iran border areas in 2018, a monitoring group revealed on Monday. According to a report by Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, 71 porte ...

Four Detained Kurdish Civilians Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-30 02:00
Four kurdish civilians from Saravabad, who had been detained by IRGC forces, were temporarily released on bail. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that four detained civilians, Hamid Ahmadi, Zanyar Moradi, Ansar Adawi and Fardin Adawi ...

A Kurdish Teacher Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-21 02:00
A teacher from Divandareh, Omid Shahmohammadi, who was arrested by the Inteligence bureau of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on 12 November 2018, was temporarily released on bail. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that t ...

Another Kurdish Porter Freezes to Death in KRG-Iran Border Areas

BAS News - 2018-12-18 22:11
ERBIL - Another Kurdish porter, also known as Kolber, has frozen to death in the Kurdistan Region border areas, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported that the Kurdish porter lost his life due to cold weather in ...

14. December 2018 – Colombia: Indigenous human rights activists are in mortal danger

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2018-12-17 17:42

Car bomb kills 8 people in Turkey-occupied Syria’s Kurdish Afrin city: monitor

E-Kurd - 2018-12-16 19:19
BEIRUT,— A car bomb killed at least eight people including four civilians near a pro-Turkey Syrian fighters post in the northern Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin on Sunday, a British-based war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was ...

Iranian Forces Kill, Wound Two Kurdish Porters

BAS News - 2018-12-15 09:47
ERBIL - At least two Kurdish porters were either killed or wounded on Friday night by the Iranian forces in the Kurdistan Region border areas, a monitoring group said. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported that the incident took place in the area ...