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Iraq and Kurdish officials charge children with terrorism for alleged ISIS ties Human Rights Watch says - CBS News

Iraq and Kurdish officials charge children with terrorism for alleged ISIS ties Human Rights Watch says - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-04-14 01:54

Iraq and Kurdish officials charge children with terrorism for alleged ISIS ties Human Rights Watch says - CBS News - Cbsnews

An Open Letter from Kurdish Human Rights Defenders to Amnesty International

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-10 02:01
Kurdish human rights defenders from East Kurdistan / Iran have written a letter to Kumi Naidoo, Secretary-General of Amnesty International. In this letter they express their concern about the violent and degrading treatment of Kurdish and non-Kurdish acti ...

A Destined Friendship: How the Kurdish Cause United me with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

The Kurdish Project - 2019-05-09 06:19
The story below was written by Bahman Ghobadi, an acclaimed Kurdish filmmaker and a collaborator with The Kurdish Project. A Destined Friendship: How the Kurdish Cause United me with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters By Bahman Ghobadi My work in cinema began whe ...

Confining Families with Alleged IS Links in Iraq “a Form of Collective Punishment”: HRW

BAS News - 2019-05-07 16:55
ERBIL — Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Iraq for the reports indicating that the country is planning to detain families with perceived affiliation to the Islamic State (IS). “The Iraqi government proposal to confine alleged families of ISIS membe ...

Four Sunni Kurdish Prisoners Taken Back to Rajaee Shahr Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-27 02:15
Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN): Four Kurdish religious prisoners – Anwar Khezri, Ayoub Karimi, Qasim Abasteh, and Dawood Abdollahi were unexpectedly transferred to Shapour intelligence bureau and taken back to Rajaee Shahr Prison after three days. T ...

Iraq Ignores Reports on Torture in Mosul Jail: HRW

BAS News - 2019-04-18 16:07
ERBIL — The Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday that Iraq is leaving its reports on persisting torture in Mosul prisons with no response. In its August 2018 report on Faisaliya detention facility, Human Rights Watch interviewed Mahmoud who said he ...

IS Regrouping in Mount Hamrin Area of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-16 11:24
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) is eradicated from every populated area it once held in Iraq and Syria, but is now resorting to deserts and mountains to regroup and rebirth itself, according to several officials. Multiple reports recently warned of IS jih ...

Kurdish doctors meet with CoE Secretariat General

ANF - 2019-04-15 17:24
A committee from the Kurdish Academics Network met with officials from the Council of Europe Secretariat General about the isolation and the hunger strikes. ...

Three Kurdish and Afghan Civilians Killed by Iranian Border Guards at Khoy Border Area

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-15 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): On Tuesday night, April 12, 2019, a Kurdish civilian and an Afghan family of six people were targeted by the Iranian border guards near the village of Tavarreh of Khoy. As a result of this shooting, the Kurdish civil ...

Syrian Kurds Announce Deal to Return 31,000 Displaced Iraqis

BAS News - 2019-04-11 23:48
ERBIL - The US-backed Syrian Kurds announced on Thursday that they had reached an agreement with Baghdad for returning some 31,000 displaced Iraqis, the majority of whom are women and children, from northeastern Syria to Iraq. "A delegation from the Iraq ...

Syria Kurds say deal made for return of 31,000 displaced Iraqis

E-Kurd - 2019-04-11 21:25
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurds on Thursday announced a deal with Baghdad for 31,000 displaced Iraqis, mostly women and children, to return from camps in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, to Iraq. Tens of thousands of people live in ...

Iraq Ready to Try IS Prisoners Held in Syria for Multi-billion Dollar Fee

BAS News - 2019-04-11 01:27
ERBIL - Iraq has showed readiness to try tens of thousands of Islamic State (IS) prisoners held in neighboring Syria by the US-backed Kurdish forces, with Iraqi officials seeking a multi-billion dollar fee in return, reports revealed on Wednesday. Accord ...

Mothers: The isolation must end now

ANF - 2019-04-10 14:05
Turkish and Kurdish mothers whose children are on hunger strikes demanding an end to the isolation imposed upon Ocalan said the isolation should end as soon as possible. ...

IHD: There are 743 children with their mothers in prisons

ANF - 2019-04-09 15:46
IHD Amed Chapter Minors Commission pointed out that the Turkish state has violated international treaties and said: “There are at least 743 children with their mothers in prisons.” ...

Uca asks Council of Europe about isolation

ANF - 2019-04-09 14:51
PACE member Feleknas Uca queried Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic about the isolation and the prisons. Mijatovic said, “Turkey must resolve all issues regarding human rights. We will visit Turkey.” ...

French Forces to Withdraw from Iraq and Syria: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-04-04 22:59
ERBIL - The French forces, who alongside the other US-led coalition forces, were combatting the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, will withdraw from the region, French army spokesperson Patrick Steiger revealed on Thursday. Talking to reporters, Stei ...

Border Crossing Between Iraq and Syria to be Opened Soon: Commander

BAS News - 2019-03-18 19:15
ERBIL - In hopes of improving the trade exchange between Iraq and Syria, the border crossing between the two neighbors will be opened soon, an Iraqi commander revealed on Monday. "The coming days will witness the opening of the border crossing between Sy ...

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 ...