Hundreds of people protested and burned down the tents of Kurdish construction workers in the province of Kutayha in Turkey on Tuesday night. According to UPI local youth spread rumours regarding the construction workers raising a Kurdish flag, which led …Posted in Turkey | Comments Off on Kurdish Construction workers tent set on fire by Turkish mob
Monthly Archives: March 2012
In 1989 the secretary general of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI), Dr. Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, was assassinated in Austria. He and two friends were brutally murdered in an apartment in the suburbs of Vienna by agents of the …Posted in Activism, Iran | Comments Off on Targeted killings and International Human Rights Law – convergence or confrontation?
Syrian streets were once again filled with protesters last Friday, as has been the case for most Fridays throughout the course of the year-long revolution. However, for Kurds, this Friday, nicknamed “In Solidarity of the Kurdish Intifada” marked a special …Posted in Protests, Syria | Comments Off on Kurdish Protests of 2004 are honored in Syria in 2012
Kurdish women were restricted from a social celebratory gathering in Akdeniz district of Mersin Saturday. The Square where the celebration was supposed to take place was sealed off by riot police despite pleas from Aynur Asan, BDP’s co-chair in Mersin, …Posted in BDP, Turkey | 1 Comment
Kurdish-populated regions throughout Syria protested against the Syrian regime in large numbers, calling for the fall of Bashar Hafez al-Assad. The protests throughout Syria were dubbed as ‘Friday loyalty to Kurdish martyrs’. According to Syrian activists, the protest ended on …Posted in Syria | Comments Off on Qamişlo community protesting against Syrian regime
One of the essential pillar of democracy is freedom of press and if this pillar is missing in a democratic country, then that country can no longer be considered democratic. True, Turkey hold free elections and it has competing political …Posted in Censorship, Discrimination, Free speech, Iran, Journalists, Kurdistan, Media, Political Prisoners, Prisoners of Conscience, Reports, Suppression, Trials, Turkey | Comments Off on Complete List of 104 Journalists in Turkish Jails
In response to the horrifying news of Kurdish children being subject to abuse, rape and administrative misconduct at Pozanti prison in Turkey, Kurdish activists staged a protest in London on yesterday. They met with UNICEF official Jon Sparkes to discuss …Posted in Turkey | 1 Comment