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A Detained Kurdish Citizen Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-20 02:10
Hoshyar Kasraei, a citizen from the village of Nay of Marivan who had been arrested by security forces earlier this year on July 11, 2018, was released from Marivan Prison on a bail of 200 million Tomans. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been inf ...

Over 2,200 Civilian Bodies Exhumed Since IS Defeat in Mosul: IHCHR

BAS News - 2018-10-18 13:08
ERBIL — A total of 2,265 bodies of civilian victims have been discovered and exhumed across Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh since the defeat of the Islamic State (IS), according to Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR). Fathil al-Gharawi, a ...

HRW: Hikûmeta Sûriyê nahêle koçber vegerin cîhên xwe!

BAS News - 2018-10-17 14:59
BasNews - Rêxistina (Çavdêrî kirina Mafên Mirovan) Human Rights Watch ragihand, ku Hikûmeta Sûriyê astengiyan li pêşya vegera koçberan datîne. Human Rights Watch diyar kir, ku Hikûmeta Sûriyê nahêle koçberên bajarên Qabûn û Dareya vegerin navçeyên xwe, k ...

A Kurdish Citizen Killed by the IRGC Forces in Paveh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-15 02:41
A Kurdish citizen was killed during the conflict between the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) forces and Peshmerga of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI) near the city of Paveh. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed th ...

IS Extremists Execute Ten Civilians in Syria: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-10-14 23:54
ERBIL - The extremist members of the Islamic State (IS) have executed ten civilians in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the innocent ordinary individuals have been held in the militant gr ...

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 ...

Two Civil Activists Arrested in Saghez and Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-12 02:01
In the past few days, security forces have arrested two activists called Mohammad Saleh Shokri (resident of Saqqez) and Zanyar Dabbaghian from Sanandaj. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that security forces arrested teachers Mohamma ...

Iran Gives Amputation Sentence to Kurdish Inmate

BAS News - 2018-10-11 11:37
ERBIL — An Iranian court has issued an amputation sentence for a Kurdish man after charging him with thievery. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights identified the inmate as Kasra Karami, 37, from Kermanshah province. He was issued the sentence in the cri ...

U.S. senators trigger human rights probe over missing Saudi journalist

Reuters - 2018-10-11 01:10
Twenty-two U.S. senators on Wednesday forced a U.S. investigation of whether human rights sanctions should be imposed over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist last seen as he entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey on Oct. 2. ...

Iran Executed 80 Kurds in Past 12 Months: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-10-10 13:02
ERBIL — The Iranian government has executed 80 of its Kurdish citizens since 10 October last year, said a monitoring group. On Wednesday, which marks the World Day Against the Death Penalty, Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported that the rate of ...

A Seven Year old Student Dead Due to the Fall of School Wall in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-10 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) – On Oct 8, 2018, a first-year primary school boy died due to the fall of the worn-out School walls at the Garmash village in Sanandaj. This student has been identified as Donya Veisi, 7 years old. This news has been ...

Kurdish Student Killed as School Wall Collapses in Iran

BAS News - 2018-10-09 11:15
ERBIL — A 7-year-old schoolgirl lost her life after a wall at her school collapsed on her. According to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, Donya Waysi died on Monday in the school yard in Garmash village of Sanandaj, Iranian Kurdistan. A local educati ...

Basra: Two Women, One Man Assassinated

BAS News - 2018-10-07 11:02
ERBIL — Three people, including two women, have been assassinated in Iraq’s southern province of Basra as the city continues struggling with multiple crises. Head of Basra headquarter of Iraq’s High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR), Mahdi Tamimi, has ...

Car Bomb Kills Four in Syria’s Azaz

BAS News - 2018-10-07 09:54
ERBIL — At least four people were killed after a car bomb went off in Azaz city of northern Syria, near the Turkish border, monitoring groups confirmed. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the blast took place in the ...

Two Kurdish Kolbars Killed, One Wounded at Orumiyeh and Nosoud Borders

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-06 03:17
Over the past few days, two Kolbars have been killed and one injured while crossing the border by Iranian border forces at the Orumiyeh and Nowsoud borders although they were not carrying any illegal cargo. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been i ...

Number of People Poisoned by Polluted Water Rises to 102,000 in Basra

BAS News - 2018-10-05 21:11
ERBIL - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office in the Iraqi southern province of Basra revealed on Friday that the number of people who were poisoned by polluted drinking water has risen to 102,000 in the city. The head of the office, Mahdi al- ...

Yezidi Human Rights Activist Receives Nobel Peace Prize

BAS News - 2018-10-05 14:47
ERBIL - The Kurdish Yezidi human rights activist Nadia Murad alongside Denis Mukwege have received the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in fighting against the use of sexual violence in war and confrontations. The award was announced on Friday at ...

Iran Executes Five Kurds, Including One Woman

BAS News - 2018-10-02 11:56
ERBIL — Iranian authorities executed on Tuesday five Kurdish citizens on charges of murder, a monitoring group said. The executions were carried out in the central prison of Urmiyah, Western Azarbaijan province, said Hangaw Organization for Human Rights. ...

After Baghdad Beauty Queen Assassination, Former Miss Iraq Threatened Now

BAS News - 2018-10-01 19:44
ERBIL - Only a few days after the assassination of a human rights activist and a beauty queen, former Miss Iraq has started to receive death threats on social media, as well, a report said on Monday. Earlier on September 27, Tara Fares, a social media fa ...

Iran: At least 80 Kurds Arrested in September only

BAS News - 2018-10-01 12:59
ERBIL — Iranian authorities arrested at least 80 Kurds across the Iranian Kurdistan in the month of September only, said a monitoring group. Among the arrestees are three women, said Hangaw Organization for Human Rights. The monitoring group detailed tha ...

Erdogan comes seeking rapprochement with wary Berlin

Reuters - 2018-09-28 04:54
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on the eve of talks with President Tayyip Erdogan that Germany wanted to work with Turkey economically, but added she would also raise sensitive issues of human rights and prisoners with him. ...
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