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Three Kurdish Civilians Sentenced to 22 Years of Imprisonment in Total

Three Kurdish Civilians Sentenced to 22 Years of Imprisonment in Total

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-29 02:01
Three Kurdish detainees, Mohammad Pataishi, Kamal Abdollahi and Mohammad Salahshour were sentenced in three separate cases by the Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh to 22 years of Imprisonment in total. They were previously arrested by security forces in Pir ...
Three Kurdish Civilians Sentenced to 22 Years of Imprisonment in Total - Kurdistan Human Rights

“Sahar Kazemi” a civil activist, was sentenced to five years imprisonment.

Roji Kurd - 2019-02-16 00:01
On 14 February 2019”Sahar Kazemi”a citizen and civil activist Sanandaj was sentenced by the Revolutionary Court to five years in prison. The verdict was issued for reasons (civil and environmental) by the court,an informed source regarding this report tol ...

A Kurdish Woman Sentenced to 9 Months of Imprisonment in Salmas

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-12 02:00
Sima Moradi from Salmas was sentenced to nine months in prison on charges of membership in one of the Kurdish parties. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that this Kurdish civilian was arrested by security forces in Salmas late last f ...

Young Civilian Arrested by Security Forces in Paveh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-12 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on Wednesday, February 06, a Kurdish civilian was arrested by security forces at his home in Paveh and transferred to an unknown location. During the arrest of this civilian, these forces also s ...

Special Report: 40 Sunni Prisoners Pressured to Make False Confessions in TV Documentary

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-07 02:01
According to the information obtained by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), more than 40 Sunni civilians in various cities of Kurdistan have been arrested by security forces on charges of religious activities during the past seven months. These people ...

Arrest Warrants for Three Kurdish Civilians Extended

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-05 02:00
The arrest warrants for three Kurdish civilians Aram Adwayee, Borhan Adwayian and Abdollah Adwayee from the village of Celin of Saravabad were extended on January 28 for another 15 days. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the Pro ...

Kurdish Security Forces Arrest Three IS Members in Garmiyan

BAS News - 2019-02-04 14:23
ERBIL — Three members of Islamic State (IS) have been arrested by the Kurdish security forces in Garmiyan administration, south of Sulaymaniyah, an official statement confirmed. Introduced by first initials only, the IS members were said to have taken pa ...

Afrin: Over 380 Kurdish Civilians Killed in One year

BAS News - 2019-01-29 09:48
ERBIL — A total of 384 Kurdish civilians have been killed by the Turkish army or their Syrian rebel allies in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin over the past 12 months, according to a monitoring group. The casualties include at least 55 children and 36 women, ...

Turkey Planning Safe Zone in Syria to Help Return of Refugees: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-01-28 11:51
ERBIL — Turkey is planning to create a safe zone in northern Syria so to allow millions of Syrian refugees’ return, Turkish President Recep President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. The creation of a safe zone in northern Syria was first put forward by US ...

Mexico woman accused of killing newborn child after miscarriage freed

BBC - 2019-01-26 00:03
Dafne McPherson was sentenced to 16 years in prison after miscarrying in a department store bathroom. ...

Journalist Idris Sayilgan sentenced to 8 years in prison

ANF - 2019-01-25 14:32
Journalist Idris Sayilgan was sentenced to 8 years and 3 months in prison. ...

Kurdish Activist Sentenced to Three Years of Imprisonment in Absentia

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-25 03:22
Mokhtar Zarei, a Civil Rights activist in Sanandaj, was sentenced to three years of imprisonment in absentia by the Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the against Mokhtar Zarei was ...

A Civil Rights Activist Arrested and Transferred to Sanandaj Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-25 02:00
Shahram Farhadi, a Civil Rights activist who has been previously sentenced to two years in prison by the Sanandaj Court of Appeal, was arrested and transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison to endure his sentence. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has be ...

A Lebanese woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison after insulting Egypt in a YouTube video.

NEWS - 2019-01-23 23:44

UK to Withdraw Part of Its Royal Air Force from Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-22 21:13
ERBIL - UK's Royal Air Force (RAF) has reportedly decided to withdraw eight of its Tornado GR4s from Syria and Iraq, a report revealed on Tuesday. Daily Mail reported that the UK will keep six Typhoon warplanes and up to 10 MQ-9 Reaper drones stationed i ...

Social leader Milagro Salas sentenced to 13 years in prison

ANF - 2019-01-22 10:54
“We have been formed as militants since 2001 and we have been fighting since then for education, health and work, and today we are witnessing how social organisations are being destroyed.” ...

A Kurdish Human Rights Lawyer Arrested in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-11 02:00
Masoud Shamsnejad, A Kurdish humuman rights lawer, was arrested by security forces on Tuesday in Orumiyeh and transferred to an unknown location. The security forces raided the house and law office of this lawyer while inspecting all his belongings and co ...

The Secretary of National Unity Party in Kurdistan Arrested

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-06 02:01
Farhad Mohammadi, a lawyer and secretary of the National Unity Party in Kurdistan, was arrested by security forces after being summoned to the Ministry of Intelligence office in Sanandaj and transferred to the Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj. A ...

Three Environmental Activists Arrested in Kamyaran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-03 02:00
Three environmental activists, members of the Kurdistan branch of National Unity Party in Kamyaran, were arrested by security forces and transferred to an unknown location on Monday, December 31. A reliable source in Kamyaran told Kurdistan Human Rights N ...

More Kurdish Civilians Arrested by Iranian Security Agents

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-31 02:01
Over past few days, two Kurdish civilians of Kamyaran and Sanandaj have been arrested by security forces and transferred to an unknown location while three civilians from Piranshahr and Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish), who were previously arrested, are still ...