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Peace and Civil Society Center organize a lecture on citizenship

SDF Press - 2018-11-21 14:56
Peace and Civil Society Center had organized a lecture on the concept of citizenship and the homeland, as well as, about citizens’ rights and duties towards their homeland, in the presence of a number of intellectuals and civilians, Head of Human Developm ...

HDP’s Demirtas Sends Message from Prison

BAS News - 2018-11-21 10:52
ERBIL — The former co-chair of pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, has sent a message from prison to the outside world, saying that his detention lacks legal grounds. Demirtas’s message came after the European Court of Human ...

A Death Row Prisoner On Hunger Strike at Tabriz Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-21 02:00
A prisoner sentenced to Qisas (Retaliation in kind) on murder charge, who has spent about 10 years at Tabriz central prison, has been on hunger strike for the past week in protest to his uncertain situation. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has b ...

Flash on the life of fighter “Bashar al-Hamid Mohammed”

SDF Press - 2018-11-20 18:37
Hardly a day goes by in the Syrian north, SDF’s fighters are holding unprecedented battles in the battlefields against the most brutal terrorists in human history. Bashar al-Hamid Mohammed, a member of Hasakah family and a member of a family with a long h ...

Two Kurds Executed in Iran

BAS News - 2018-11-20 13:04
ERBIL — Iranian authorities carried out on Sunday the death sentences of two Kurdish citizens in a prison in Brujerd, Lorestan province. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights identified the men as “Ruhollah Beiranvand” and “Saman Qaedirahmat”, from Brujer ...

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 ...

A 15-year-old Kolbar Wounded by Shooting of Iranian Border Guards

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-20 02:00
A 15-year-old Kolbar was injured as a result of the shooting of the Sardasht border troops toward a caravan of Kolbars on Saturday morning. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on Saturday, November 17, the border forces of the ...

Infighting between pro-Turkish rebel factions kills 25 in Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-11-20 00:04
WAAR-Duhok: Infighting on Sunday between Turkish-backed rebel factions vying for influence in the northern Syrian town of Afrin left 25 fighters dead and dozens more wounded, a war monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ...

Rotten Food items Seized in Raqqa’ Markets

SDF Press - 2018-11-18 20:01
Al-Raqqa – As part of its continuous follow-up and continuous patrols, the Health Department of People’s Municipality in Raqqa city seized Rotten food items that are not suitable for human consumption. The head of the department, “Ali Mustafa,” pointed ou ...

A Teacher Summoned and Interrogated by IRGC in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-17 02:02
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) summoned and interrogated Eskandar Lotfi, a teacher and guild activist from Mariwan, regarding his guild activities at Sanandaj for several hours. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that th ...

A Kurdish Teacher Arrested by IRGC in Divandarreh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-17 02:02
On Monday 12 November 2018, a teacher from Divandarreh known as Omid Shahmohammadi was arrested and transferred to the detention centre of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Sanandaj. A reliable source in Divandarreh told Kurdistan Human Rights N ...

Interruption of Phone Lines and Tight Security Measures in Shaho Mountain

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-14 02:02
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Kamyaran has Interrupted the operation of phone lines across the Shaho Mountain and has turned the area into a military garrison through widespread deployment of military forces. The Kurdistan Human Rights N ...

Cancellation of A Seminar on the Phenomenon of Kolbars in Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-14 02:02
Marivan Governor has forced the organisers of a seminar on the phenomenon of “Kolbars” in Marivan to cancel the seminar without giving any reason. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Marivan governor has forced the organisers ...

Iran: Kurdish Woman Hanged at Sanandaj Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-14 02:02
A woman prisoner was executed on a murder charge at Sanandaj prison on Tuesday, November 13. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Sharareh Elyasi, married from the village of Bessaran, was arrested and sentenced to Qisas about ...

Kurdish Woman Executed in Iran

BAS News - 2018-11-13 08:36
ERBIL — Authorities in Iran hanged a Kurdish woman to death on Tuesday, According to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights. Sharare Elyasi, 33, was found guilty for murder of her husband. She was arrested in 2013. Judicial authorities in Iran carried out ...

Kurdish Man from Erbil Executed in Iran: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-11-12 15:18
ERBIL — Iranian authorities executed a Kurdish inmate originally from Kurdistan Region’s Erbil last week, according to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights. Soran Rashid Zahedi, 33, was hanged on 6 November in Zanjan Central Prison, the monitoring group ...

Mass execution perpetrated against Ahwaz people

Roji Kurd - 2018-11-12 00:06
According to reports from human rights activists in Ahwaz, the Iranian state committed a crime against humanity by executing 22 civil, political, cultural and religious campaigners in Ahwaz. The news came as a surprise and shock to the families of the vic ...

Fine or Imprisonment? A Price to Pay For Attending Celebrations

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-10 02:00
Khabat Shakiba, an environmental activist from Sanandaj who was sentenced to 3 months of imprisonment or a fine of 15 million Rials on charges of disturbing public order in September this year, paid the fine instead of going to prison. The Kurdistan Human ...

Another Pregnant Woman Dead Over The Past Week

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-07 02:00
A 24-year-old pregnant woman called “Arezoo Darwishi, from Mahabad, suffered from a brain haemorrhage after cesarean operation and went into a coma lost her life. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on Saturday, Oct 28, 2018, ...

Prisoner Burns Himself in Iraqi Prison

BAS News - 2018-11-06 19:12
ERBIL - A prisoner set himself ablaze in the Iraqi province of Dhi Qar on Tuesday, an official from the Iraqi High Commission For Human Rights said. Fazil Azawi, a member of the commission, said in a statement that the prisoner was in the al-Nasriya jail ...

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 ...

A Kurdish Civilain Arrested by Security Forces in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-05 02:00
Parastoo Mirza’i, a Kurdish civilian from Sanandaj, was arrested by the security forces following a telephone summons to the headquarters of the Sanandaj Intelligence Bureau. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) informed that Parastoo Mirza’i was arreste ...

IS Kills, Wounds 32 SDF Fighters in Eastern Syria: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-11-04 22:02
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) jihadists killed in a surprise attack on Sunday 12 fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 20 more SDF troops wer ...

Iranian Border Guards Kill, Wound Three Kurdish Porters

BAS News - 2018-11-03 15:40
ERBIL - At least three Kurdish porters, better known in Kurdish as Kolbers, were either killed or wounded by direct fire from the Iranian border guards in Kirmanshan province, a monitoring group said. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights cited a "reliabl ...

Iranian Authorities Torture Kurdish Civilian to Death: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-11-03 11:29
ERBIL - Iranian authorities have tortured a young Kurdish detainee to death, a monitoring group said on Saturday. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights revealed that a young Kurdish man, identified as Ni'amatullah Cheraghi from the Kurdish province of Ila ...

A Detained Teacher Released on Bail in Saqqez

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-01 02:01
Mohammad Saleh Shokri, a teacher from Saqqez who had been arrested by security forces of Saqqez on Oct 7, 2018, was released on bail on Sunday. According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), Mohammad Saleh Shokri (with 24 years of teaching experi ...

Nearly 120,000 People Poisoned by Polluted Water in Basra So Far: HCHR

BAS News - 2018-10-31 23:12
ERBIL - Iraq’s High Commission for Human Rights (HCHR) announced on Wednesday that 118,000 people have so far been sent to the hospital after drinking polluted water in the southern province of Basra. The HCHR further called on Basra’s municipal council ...
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