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[PICTURES]: Kurdish Porter Hospitalized after Being Tortured by Iranian Border Guards

[PICTURES]: Kurdish Porter Hospitalized after Being Tortured by Iranian Border Guards

BAS News - 2019-06-29 13:46
ERBIL — Iranian security forces on the border with Kurdistan Region severely tortured a Kurdish porter that sent him later to the hospital. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights said “Sarhad Rahpeykar” was arrested on the border last Thursday in Kurdistan ...
[PICTURES]: Kurdish Porter Hospitalized after Being Tortured by Iranian Border Guards - BAS News

Regime Shelling Kills 12 Civilians in Syria: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-07-08 02:33
ERBIL - Bombardments by the Syrian regime and its Russian allies in Sunday killed a dozen of civilians in northwestern the country, a monitoring group said. Among the casualties were three children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, explainin ...

Over 230 Kurds Detained by Iranian Forces in 6 Months

BAS News - 2019-07-06 15:30
ERBIL — Iranian security forces arrested 231 Kurds during the first half of 2019, a monitoring group said. According to Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, 180 people from the detainees were accused of political activities. Twenty-seven others were arr ...

Two Kurdish Kolbars were killed and wounded at the border of Hawraman

Kurdpa - 2019-07-05 11:48
Kurdpa Agency: Two Kurdish Kolbars were killed and wounded in one of the border's villages of Nowdeshah by direct firing of government troops. ...

39 Iranian Kurdish cross-border porters died in first half of 2019

E-Kurd - 2019-07-04 17:18
SNA, Iranian Kurdistan,— At least 39 Kurdish cross-border porters (Kolbars) died in Iranian Kurdistan in the first half of 2019, Hengaw Organization for Human Rights said on Thursday. The organization, which closely monitors developments in Iranian Kurdi ...

Iranian Forces Kill Two Kurdish Porters, Injure One

BAS News - 2019-07-04 13:30
ERBIL — Two Kurdish porters were killed and another was wounded after the Iranian border guards opened fire at groups of people in two separate incidents. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights said the first shooting took place overnight on Wednesday near ...

Three Iranian Soldiers Killed in Clash with “Kurdish Oppositions”

BAS News - 2019-07-03 15:40
ERBIL — Three Iranian soldiers were killed on Tuesday in an armed confrontation with an alleged Kurdish opposition group in the border areas of Western Azarbaijan province, northwest of Iran. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights said the confrontation to ...

Iran Sentences 64 Kurds to Death, Prison in 6 months

BAS News - 2019-07-03 14:09
ERBIL — A total of 64 Kurds were given death penalties or imprisonment sentences during the first half of 2019. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights said on Wednesday that one Kurdish activist was issued a death penalty by Iranian judicial authorities, w ...

A Kurdish tradesman was wounded in Piranshahr

Kurdpa - 2019-07-03 08:38
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish tradesman from Piranshahr was wounded by a direct firing of government troops. ...

Conservative journalist speaks out after being attacked by Antifa protesters in Portland [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-02 10:28

Iran: 11 Kurdish Porters Killed or Injured in June

BAS News - 2019-07-01 14:13
ERBIL — At least 11 Kurdish porters (better known as Kolber in Kurdish) were killed or injured on the borders between Iran and Kurdistan Region during the month of June, a monitoring group said. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights released a monthly rep ...

Iraqi Kurds invite Canada to help train, equip peshmerga after being frozen out | National Observer

Nationalobserver - 2019-06-24 18:20

Suspects in rape of girl child rearrested in Iraqi Kurdistan: council

E-Kurd - 2019-06-24 16:47
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— After being released on bail last week, three youths suspected of raping a seven-year-old girl in April have been rearrested, according to Iraqi Kurdistan region’s Judicial Council. Their release sparked outcry fro ...

Iraqi Kurds invite Canada to help train, equip peshmerga after being frozen out | Edmonton Sun

Edmontonsun - 2019-06-24 16:02

Why a group of US state senators are being hunted by police

BBC - 2019-06-24 00:01
Republicans from Oregon have been missing since walking out over a climate change law on Thursday. ...

Iraqi Kurds invite Canada to help train, equip military after being frozen out | National Post

Nationalpost - 2019-06-23 23:49

Iraqi Kurds ask Canada for military training, equipment after being frozen out

Citynews - 2019-06-23 22:35

Syria: Over 40 Fighters, Civilians Killed in Clashes, Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-06-16 00:06
ERBIL - Clashes and air raids on Saturday in northwestern Syria resulted in the killing of over 40 fighters, mostly pro-regime forces, and civilians, a monitoring group said. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least ten civilians, including ...

Three Kurdish Porters Killed, Injured in Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-14 20:04
ERBIL - Iranian border guards have killed and wounded three Kurdish porters in the past few days, a monitoring group said on Friday. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights revealed that the Iranian forces shot a Kurdish porter, better known as Kolbers, in ...

Three Kurdish Porters Injured in Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-11 13:26
ERBIL — Three Kurdish porters were injured in separate incidents on the border between Iranian Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Region. According to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, Iranian border guards opened fire at a group of Kurdish porters on Sunda ...