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Jordan: End Child Marriage in Status Talks | Human Rights Watch

Jordan: End Child Marriage in Status Talks | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-04-03 08:46

Jordan: End Child Marriage in Status Talks | Human Rights Watch - HRW

Police opens fire on human rights defenders in Ankara

ANF - 2019-04-22 14:32
Turkish police attacked lawyers from the hunger strike commission and human rights defenders in Ankara, using weapons and pepper spray and detaining several people. ...

Two Kolbars Wounded by Shooting of Iranian Border Troops

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-09 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Two Kolbars from Baneh and Sardasht have been injured by shooting of Iranian border forces. KHRN has been informed that the border forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran opened fire at the caravan of Kolbars in the b ...

Why Independent Groups Don’t Need Government Supervision | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-04-06 10:07

Over 100 Iraqis in Saudi Arabia’s prison: Iraqi Human Rights Commission member

E-Kurd - 2019-04-05 20:31
BAGHDAD,— There are more than 100 Iraqis in Saudi Arabia’s prisons, a member of Iraqi Human Rights Commission (IHRC) said on Thursday. Ali al-Bayati said in a statement that the Government of Iraq should investigate the issue in the framework of strength ...

More than 100 Iraqis in Saudi prisons: Iraqi Human Rights Commission member

Rûdaw - 2019-04-05 09:33
“Official figures” place the number of Iraqis in Saudi prisons at more than 100 ...

Egypt: Deported Dissidents Missing | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-04-04 12:39

British Human Rights Lawyer Owen: Support the hunger strikers

ANF - 2019-04-04 11:14
British international human rights lawyer Margaret Owen OBE has started a 5-day hunger strike in the Democratic Kurdish Community Centre in London. ...

A Civilian Lost his Leg Due to Mine Explosion in Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-04 02:00
A 50 year old Kurdish Civilian, Karim Rasti from Sardosh of Marivan, was severely injured in a mine explosion at Doolebi and lost one leg. Parvin Zabihi, a civilian activist in Marivan, shared a post on her Facebook page stating that “this is a catastroph ...

Suicide a soldier from Saqez in Orumiyeh.

Roji Kurd - 2019-04-04 00:01
On 29th March 2019, a Kurdish soldier named “Mozaffar Khosh-gheshlaghi” son of Rahman from Saqez, has died in one of the army barracks in Orumiyeh,Kurdistan Human Right Organization_Rojhelat,reported. The Kurdish soldier has committed suicide because of d ...

Kurdish Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Political Prisoners in Turkey

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-03 02:00
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Sixteen Kurdish political prisoners in Iran’s prisons went on a three days hunger strike in solidarity with Kurdish political prisoners in Turkey who have been on hunger strike for the past several weeks. According to ...

Dr. Ivan David’s call for fundamental human rights!

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2019-03-27 17:17
Herr Michael Roth Staatsminister für Europa Auswärtiges Amt Werderscher Markt 1 10117 Berlin Dear Minister, I am addressing you in the matter of Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu, a Kurdish physician, writer, translator and lifelong fighter for human rights in the Czech ...

GENOCIDE IN IRAQ / The Anfal Campaign Against the Kurds

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2019-03-18 13:43
GENOCIDE IN IRAQ The Anfal Campaign Against the Kurds A Middle East Watch Report Human Rights Watch A PetitionIn the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate The Venerable Chief and Leader, the Honorable Saddam Hussein (May God Protect Him), President ...

42 NGOs Including KHRN Demand Renewal of Mandate for Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-17 02:00
Friday 15 March 2019 TO: Member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council Your Excellency, We, the undersigned Iranian and international human rights organisations, urge your government to support resolution A/HRC/40/L.15 renewing the mandate of t ...

Iraqi Kurdistan responds to U.S. report on human rights

E-Kurd - 2019-03-15 17:00
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari responded on Friday to a US report that highlighted a range of human rights abuses that took place in the Kurdistan Reg ...

Iraqi, Kurdistan governments torture Islamic State child suspects: HRW

E-Kurd - 2019-03-06 21:48
GENEVA,— Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government authorities have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged Islamic State (also known as ISIS) affiliation, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday. The prosecutions are ofte ...

Hundreds of Iraqi IS child suspects arrested, sentenced in ‘unfair’ trials

New York Post - 2019-03-06 11:16
IRBIL, Iraq — Iraq and the Kurdish regional government have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged affiliation with the Islamic State group, often using torture to coerce confessions, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. In a report, the Ne ...

Human Rights Group Calls for Psychological Care for Yezidi Survivors

BAS News - 2019-03-04 17:39
ERBIL - A human rights group has called for psychological rehabilitation for the Yezidi survivors who have been rescued from the Islamic State (IS) captivity, explaining that the civilians are in urgent need of care. Roja Shingal Organization for Human R ...