A court in DiyabakÄ±r has sentenced Kurdish politician Leyla Zana to 1 year and 3 months imprisonment for allegedly spreading PKK propaganda in a speech made at a seminar at London’s SOAS University on 24 May 2008.Posted in Activism, Democratic Society Party, Discrimination, Free speech, General, Kurdistan, Leyla Zana, Political Prisoners, Prisoners of Conscience, Suppression, Trials, Turkey, Women | Comments Off on Bianet: 1 Year 3 Months Imprisonment for Leyla Zana
Monthly Archives: July 2009
On the 13th of July, traders and businessmen of northern towns of Kurdistan went on strike, which were widespread in cities such as Saqez and Bokan. In Mahabad these strikes were particularly extensive.Posted in Activism, General, Iran, Kurdistan, Reports, Suppression, Violence | Comments Off on HROK: People arrested and detained in Mahabad
On the 23rd of July, thousands of people from the villages of Newsood, Shoshme, Neysane and the town of Paveh attended the funeral of three people killed by landmines in Kurdistan of Iran.Posted in General, Iran, Kurdistan | Comments Off on Komakal: Three civilians die as a result of landmines near Paveh
Tonia Kaboudvandâ€™s letter to her imprisoned father, Mohammad Sadegh Kaboudvand. My dear father, today we enter the third year in which you were taken from us and we are still eagerly waiting for your return. Father, you are not an …Posted in Discrimination, Free speech, Iran, Journalists, Kurdistan, Prisoners of Conscience, Suppression | Comments Off on Guilty of your innocence!
On Sunday the 19th of July, Mohammad Sadegh Kaboudvand was tried in the first branch of the revolutionary court of Mahabad for allegedly spreading propaganda against the regime through publications and distribution of pamphlets on the issue of Kurdish women. This is despite already serving 11 years imprisonment.Posted in Discrimination, Free speech, General, Human Rights Watch, Iran, Journalists, Kurdistan, Suppression | Comments Off on HROK: Iran puts Kaboudvand on trial again
The Kurdish Human Rights Project (KHRP) expresses concern for civilians impacted by cross-border military operations by Turkey and Iran in Kurdistan. KHRP conducted a fact-finding mission in the region and met with civilians that have been directly impacted by the …Posted in Displacements, Iran, Iraq, Kurdish Human Rights Project, Kurdistan, Turkey, Violence | Comments Off on KHRP: Kurdish civilians impacted by Turkish and Iranian military operations
The Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports: TEHRAN – Iranian Kurdish journalists Abdolvahed Hiva Botimar and Adnan Hassanpour have been jailed on charges involving possession of military grade weapons and providing information on military bases, their lawyer Saleh Nikbakht said on Saturday. …Posted in Censorship, Iran, Journalists, Political Prisoners, Trials | Comments Off on Iran jails two Kurdish journalists