Category: Executions

A Terrorist Lives in Turkey

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Since summer last year Turkish armed forces have been laying siege on neighborhoods and entire districts in Kurdish towns and cities under the guise of state-imposed, around-the-clock curfews, killing more than 250 civilians and displacing 350,000 people in the Kurdish …

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Three Kurdish Politicians Killed by Turkish Armed Forces

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Three Kurdish rights campaigners affiliated with the pro-minority and pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) were on Monday night killed in Silopi, a district in the Şirnak Province in northern Kurdistan (southeastern Turkey) when Turkish armed forces who have laid siege …

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We Are All Tahir Elçi

Posted on by Naila Bozo

His voice was one of reconciliation and promotion of a peaceful solution to the decades long struggle between the Turkish state and the armed Kurdish resistance movement, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). But on Saturday the voice of Mr. Tahir …

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Another Kurdish Political Prisoner Executed In Iran

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

According to BBC Persian, the family of Mansour Arwand has confirmed that the 39-year-old Kurdish political prisoner was recently executed by the Iranian regime. Adding to the family’s distress, authorities have allegedly refused to hand over the body of Mr. …

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Iran: Two Kurdish Political Prisoners Executed

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

A France-based organisation, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network claims that it has confirmed reports that brothers Ali and Habib Afshari have been executed. They were arrested in late 2010/early 2011 on charges of  ‘waging enmity against God’ through ‘propaganda activities’ and ‘membership in a dissident …

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Saturday Mothers Come Together For The 500th Week

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Today marks the 500th week that the Saturday Mothers have gathered in a public square in Istanbul to demand justice for their family members who went missing at the hand of the Turkish state. The Saturday Mothers are women of …

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Two Kurdish prisoners face execution in Iran

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Two Kurdish political prisoners, Zanyar Moradi and Loghman Moradi, are facing execution as the Iranian government moves forward on charges of murder, reports the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Zanyar and Loghman Moradi were arrested in August 2009 …

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May 2014 not begin with yet another funeral

Posted on by Naila Bozo

The Kurdish people were still in mourning, commemorating the one-year-anniversary of the Roboskî Massacre that claimed the lives of 34 civilian Kurdish boys and men. Then news came in the second week of January that three Kurdish women had been …

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