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A Kurdish Woman Sentenced to 9 Months of Imprisonment in Salmas

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 ...
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“Massoud Shamsnejad”a lawyer in Uromia was sentenced to 6 years in prison.

Roji Kurd - 2019-02-17 00:00
“Massoud Shamsnejad”a lawyer who was detained from 8 January 2019 was detained by Branch Three of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Orumiyeh on charges of “propaganda against the state and acting against national security” He was sentenced to 6 years ...

Kurdish journalist sentenced to three years imprisonment

ANF - 2019-02-16 12:59
Journalist Özgür Paksoy has been sentenced to more than three years for "terrorist propaganda". ...

Masrour Barzani: Negotiated Solution Needed to Guarantee Rights of Kurds in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-16 11:06
ERBIL — Top Kurdish security official has reiterated that a solution to the Syrian Crisis, which is based on negotiations with all communities and political parties, is needed to preserve the rights of the Kurdish people in the country. Chancellor of Kur ...

Masrour Barzani Urges Russia to Preserve Rights of Kurds in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-15 14:31
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani has reiterated his concerns over the future of Kurds in Syria, urging Russia to help preserve a better future for the Kurds within a political settlement to the Syrian crisis. ...

A Kurdish Political Prisoner Released on Parole from Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-15 02:02
Mohammad Khaledzadeh, a Kurdish political prisoner detained at Orumiyeh Central Prison, was released from prison on Parole. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Mohammad Khaledzadeh who was arrested on March 11, 2017 on charges of ...

Kurdish MP Leyla Guven on hunger strike in Turkey taken to hospital

E-Kurd - 2019-02-13 18:26
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— A Kurdish lawmaker who has been on hunger strike in Turkey for more than three months, was taken to hospital on Wednesday but she has refused any treatment, a hospital source said. Leyla Guven, freed last month by a co ...

Iran: Kurdish Lawyer Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison

BAS News - 2019-02-12 10:38
ERBIL — An Iranian court earlier this week sentenced a Kurdish lawyer to six years in prison after accusations of opposing the government. Masoud Shamsnezhad was detained by the Iranian intelligence service on 8th January, according to Hangaw Organizatio ...

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 ...

Kurdish Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 6 Years of Imprisonment

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-12 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Masoud Shamsnejad, the human rights lawyer, has been sentenced to 6 years in prison by Branch 3 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh on charges of propaganda against the state and acting against national se ...

Kurdish Teen Freezes to Death while Escaping Islamist Rebels in Afrin

BAS News - 2019-02-10 11:55
ERBIL — A young Syrian Kurdish girl lost her life while attempting to escape the hash conditions in Afrin, northwest Syria, to Turkey. Lovin Khalil, together with her family were attempting to flee Afrin to Turkey, but the freezing cold weather took her ...

More Civilians Detained in Mariwan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-09 02:01
Mohsen Adwayee, another civilian from the village of Celin of Saravabad, was arrested by security forces and transferred to the custody of this security institution on Tuesday, February 05. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that, fol ...

Syrian Kurdish-led force captures 63 Islamic State militants in Raqqa

E-Kurd - 2019-02-07 20:18
BEIRUT,— A Kurdish-led force arrested 63 suspected militants in the Syrian city of Raqqa Thursday during an operation against jihadist sleeper cells, it said in a statement. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces SDF said those detained belonged to “terr ...

The Death Row Sentenced of Kurdish Prisoner Reduced to 10 Years of Imprisonment at the Retrial

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-06 02:00
The death sentence of Arsalan Khodkam, a Kurdish political prisoner detained at Orumiyeh Central Prison, was reduced by Tehran Military court to ten years in prison. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that upon approval of this politi ...

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 ...

Former Political Prisoner Arrested in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-02 02:00
Former political prisoner Heshmat Namanpour was arrested by the security forces and transferred to the Orumiyeh Central Prison after ten days of interrogations. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Namanpour was arrested by securit ...

Two Political Prisoners Released After Serving their Prison Term

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-01 02:01
Two Kurdish political prisoners were released from the Orumiyeh Central Prison after serving their prison term on Wednesday January 30. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Hassan Hassanzadeh from Khoy and Hassan Payqami from Orumi ...

A Civil Rights Activist Transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison to Endure his Imprisonment

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-30 02:00
Akbar Goweli, a civil rights activist from Sanandaj, was transferred to the Sanandaj Central Prison on Monday, January 28 to endure his 4 months imprisonment. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Akbar Goweli, a civil rights activi ...

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 Kurdish Civilian Transferred to Sanandaj Prison to Endure his Imprisonment

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-17 02:03
Mohammad Naeimpour, a Kurdish Civilian from Hassan Abad of Sanandaj who has been sentenced to one year of imprisonment, was transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison to endure his sentence. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that, upon f ...