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Iran Sentences 64 Kurds to Death, Prison in 6 months

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 ...
Iran Sentences 64 Kurds to Death, Prison in 6 months - BAS News

Demirel and Mavioğlu sentenced to 4 years and 6 months

ANF - 2019-07-19 09:10
Award-winning filmmaker Çayan Demirel and veteran journalist Ertuğrul Mavioğlu sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison. Lawyers will appeal the sentence. ...

Iran officials urge Iraqi Kurds to invest in Sanandaj

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 08:22
It is rare for a Kurdish firm to invest in Iran ...

Yemen: Houthis Commit 18,000 Human Rights Violations in 6 Months | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-07-07 18:36

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 ...

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 Threatens to Destroy Israel in 30 Minutes If Attacked by US

BAS News - 2019-07-02 01:19
ERBIL - Iran has threatened to destroy Israel in half an hour only if it is attacked by the US, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Monday. According to the semi-official Mehr news agency, as cited by Reuters, the comments were made by Mojtaba Zolno ...

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 ...

Turkey to continue anti-PKK operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: foreign ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-07-01 12:28
ANKARA,— Turkey will continue cross-border operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Sunday, one day after Iraq called on Ankara to halt strikes in the border areas. Turkey resolutely continues cr ...

PKK Sends Death Threat to Kurdish Journalist in Moscow

BAS News - 2019-07-01 11:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has threatened to kill a Kurdish journalist living in Russian capital. Hazhar Shamil wrote on his Facebook on Monday that he has received death threats from the PKK. “PKK threatens to kill me… I have to clan [to sup ...

Three Sanandaj citizens were summoned to enforce their judgment

Kurdpa - 2019-07-01 01:24
Kurdpa Agency: Three Kurdish citizens from Sanandaj should introduced themselves to the central prison in order to enforce their judgment. ...

Iraq calls on Turkey to halt strikes in Kurdistan, KRG blames PKK

E-Kurd - 2019-06-30 12:20
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has called on the Turkish government to halt airstrikes on targets in the Kurdistan region. The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ released a statement on Saturday that specifically mentioned a Turkish airstrike on Ku ...

[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 ...

Kurdish mother of 4-year-old son, sentenced to death in Iran

E-Kurd - 2019-06-28 16:07
SNE, Iranian Kurdistan,— The death penalty was upheld on June 24, 2019, for the Kurdish mother Soghra Khalili, incarcerated in the Central Prison of Sanandaj (Sne) in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat). She has been imprisoned for seven years in the Central Pr ...

Opening Space for Kurds in Turkey: From Banned Concerts to Films

BAS News - 2019-06-27 00:56
ERBIL - Although Turkey in the last century spared no efforts to eliminate the Kurdish language and culture, the Kurds have been successful in preserving their identity throughout history. Moreover, Ankara has even decided to lift the ban on a famous Kur ...

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 ...