Category: Extrajudicial Punishment

Saturday Mothers Come Together For The 500th Week

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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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Kurdish political prisoner transferred to solitary confinement in Iran

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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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Take Action: Demand Medical Care for Kurdish Prisoner In Iran

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Amnesty International is encouraging people to take action on behalf of Zeynab Jalalian, a Kurdish prisoner who was sentenced to death by Kermanshah Revolutionary Court, a verdict that was later changed to to life in prison ”Zeynab Jalalian has had …

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Kurds criticize Turkish government’s silence on mass graves

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A report from the Turkish daily, Hurriyet, regarding reactions to the recently discovered mass graves in the Kurdish regions of Turkey: ISTANBUL – Daily News with wires – Thousands of people marched Wednesday in eastern Turkey to protest what they …

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Two Kurdish Prisoners Die of Torture in Iran and Syria

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Last week, human rights organizations in Iran reported about the death of a Kurdish youth after he was arrested and tortured by the Kamyaran police. The same week, a Syrian human rights organization reported about the death of a Kurdish …

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25 Kurds die under mysterious circumstances while on military duty in Syria

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Alkarama has just received preliminary information indicating the death of 25 men of Kurdish origin, under mysterious circumstances while they were performing their compulsory military service. The exact number of deaths in recent years under similar circumstance has yet to …

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Continued Repression of Kurds in Iran: Arrests, Torture, Extrajudicial Killings

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Over the last week, repression of the Kurdish minority in Iran did not abate: Kurds were arrested, tortured, sentenced to jail terms for links to Kurdish groups, acting against national security and even espionage. Two Kurdish merchants were killed by …

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Two Kurds tortured to death and another faces execution in Iran

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Sources from Iran have reported that Kurdish political prisoner, Ahmad Mohammadi was killed after having suffered severe torture while in prison. Iranian prison guards allegedly tortured Mohammadi in order to try to get information from the young man. Mohammadi was …

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