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European court urges Turkey to free Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas

E-Kurd - 2018-11-20 19:19
STRASBOURG, France,— Europe’s top rights court on Tuesday called on Turkey to release the Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, who has been held for two years on “terror” charges — a call immediately rejected by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Dem ...

European Court of Human Rights Orders Turkey to Release HDP’s Demirtas

BAS News - 2018-11-20 11:20
ERBIL — The European Court of Human Rights has delivered a verdict that stating that Turkey should free the former co-chair of pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas. “The ECHR has decided to take the necessary steps for the rele ...

Turkish court throws out case against former WSJ journalist

Reuters - 2018-11-14 12:06
A Turkish court has thrown out the conviction of a former Wall Street Journal reporter, the newspaper said, annulling a verdict sentencing her to two years in prison in absentia on charges of carrying out propaganda for Kurdish militants. ...

Turkey court sentences Kurdish MP to 18 months in jail

The Kurdish Project - 2018-11-09 04:18
The sentencing is the first against a lawmaker in the current legislative assembly which was sworn in after the June 2018 presidential and general elections. The post Turkey court sentences Kurdish MP to 18 months in jail appeared first on The Kurdish Pr ...

Iran Sentences Young Kurdish Man to Death

BAS News - 2018-11-07 11:16
ERBIL — Iranian judicial authorities have sentenced a young Kurdish man to death for murder despite him being underage at the time of the crime. Shayan Sa’eedpour was given the death penalty on Tuesday by the criminal court of Sanandaj, Iran’s Kordestan ...

A Journalist to Pay a Fine on Charges of Publishing Lies in Cyberspace

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-06 03:15
Aras Ghorbanipour, a journalist from Saqqez, has been sentenced to a fine of 20 million Rials by the Criminal Court 2 (Branch 102) of Saqqez on charges of “Publishing Lies in Cyberspace”. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that a ...

Iran: Two Kurdish Women Sentenced to Death on Adultery Charges

BAS News - 2018-11-05 22:33
ERBIL - An Iranian court has sentenced two women to death over "committing adultery", a monitoring group said on Monday. "A Kurdish woman from Mako by the name of Gulistan Jnikanlou was sentenced to death by the Khoy Criminal Court of West Azerbaijan Pro ...

Iraqi Court Sentences Man to Death for Killing Official

BAS News - 2018-11-04 19:36
ERBIL - A criminal court in the Iraqi province of Babil sentenced a man to death on Sunday after he was found guilty of killing an official in the city. According to a statement by the court, the suspect, "based on evidences, including the CCTV cameras r ...

Garmiyan Court Sentences 4 IS Members to Life in Prison

BAS News - 2018-11-01 11:28
ERBIL — The Criminal Court of Garmiyan in Kurdistan Region has sentenced four people to life in prison over their membership in the Islamic State (IS) and involvement in acts of terror. Garmiyan Directorate of Security Affairs confirmed the sentences in ...

Iran: A Female Prisoner Sentenced to Death for Adultery

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-31 02:00
A female prisoner detained in Khoy Prison, who was arrested on November 2016, was accused of adultery (sex outside marriage) after being sued by her husband and has been sentenced to death by the Criminal Court (Branch 1). This prisoner has been identifie ...

Turkey draws out battles of nerves with Saudi Arabia

Rûdaw - 2018-10-27 11:01
Reporters in Riyadh and Istanbul will perforce continue to depend on their anonymous "four sources familiar with the royal court" and "five officials knowledgeable about the investigation" ...

Garmiyan Court Sentences IS Jihadist to Life in Prison

BAS News - 2018-10-22 13:11
ERBIL — A court in Kurdistan Region’s Garmiyan Administration has issued a sentence of life in prison for a man found guilty of Islamic State (IS) membership. Garmiyan Directorate of Security Affairs confirmed the report in an official statement and iden ...

Iraqi Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Hashd al-Shaabi Commander

BAS News - 2018-10-21 23:21
ERBIL - An Iraqi Court has issued an arrest warrant for a commander of Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias over acting against laws. According to the warrant, which was issued on Sunday, a copy of which has obtained by BasNews, Wa'ad Mahmood Ahmed, c ...

Iraqi Court Sentences Man to Death over Links to IS

BAS News - 2018-10-14 23:13
ERBIL - Iraqi judicial authorities have sentenced a man to death over supplying explosive materials to the militant group of Islamic State (IS). The media Center of the Supreme Judicial Council said in a statement that the man had been captured, while dr ...

Freed pastor Brunson leaves Turkey, due in U.S. Saturday

Reuters - 2018-10-13 07:22
A U.S. pastor was flown out of Turkey on Friday after a court freed him from two years of detention, in a step that could improve U.S.-Turkish ties strained by disputes over Syria, Iran and Ankara's planned purchase of Russian military equipment. ...

Amputation Sentence for a Detainee Charged with Robbery in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-13 02:00
A prisoner detained at Orumiyeh Central Prison charged with robbery was sentenced to hand amputation by Branch 1 of the Criminal Court (Children & Adolescents Division) in Orumiyeh. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Kasra Karami ...

U.S. pastor Brunson leaves Turkey after court frees him

Reuters - 2018-10-12 23:38
A U.S. evangelical Christian pastor left Turkey on Friday after a Turkish court freed him from two years of detention, in a step that could improve ties between the two countries which are strained by differences over Syria, Iran and Ankara's planned purc ...
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