Monthly Archives: July 2014

Kurdish political prisoner transferred to solitary confinement in Iran

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Ghader Mohammadzadeh, a Kurdish political prisoner, has been transferred to solitary confinement of a central prison in Urmiye, the Human Rights Activists News Agency reports. The reason for the transfer is unknown. According to the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center …

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Can you put us on the cover of Vogue?

Posted on by Naila Bozo

I wonder if we should collect donations, buy some thousand Armani Privé suits from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection, dress up the Kurdish fighters in Syria, instagram it and hashtag it #VogueArmy. Then maybe we will catch the attention of the …

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Peshmergas continue to fight ISIS

Posted on by Lawen Azad

While the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) turns its attention to political aspirations for independence, the Peshmerga’s fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS), or now just the Islamic State (IS), continues. With the declaration of a Caliphate …

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The threat of ISIS in Rojava

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

The People’s Protection Units (YPG) are estimated to be around 45,000 — 50,000 armed fighters in Western Kurdistan or what is commonly referred to as Rojava. Since the beginning of Syria’s revolution, and what later manifested into a civil war, …

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