Azad Tokmak will start a freedom campaign for his mother, Fatma Tokmak, a political prisoner suffering from serious heart diseases in Bakırköy Prison, to get his mother released and continue her treatment outside prison, Zeynep Kuray from Birgün Daily reported. …Posted in Call to Actions, Campaigns, Discrimination, Health, Political Prisoners, Torture, Trials, Turkey | Comments Off on Azad Tokmak: “I want my mother alive, not dead!”
Measles vaccines that were injected to children in the Kurdish provinces of Urfa, Diyarbakır and Batman during the rule of Osman Durmuş, the former minister of health of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), have led thousands of children to death …Posted in Health, Turkey, Youth | Comments Off on Turkish Ministry of Health Injects Kurdish Children with Deadly Vaccine
The Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan said on the occasion of the international human rights day on 10 December 2012 the following: Protecting and developing human rights, democracy and principles of the state of law have been some of our …Posted in Call to Actions, Discrimination, Health, Political Prisoners, Torture, Turkey, Women | Comments Off on 79-Year-Old Kurdish Mother: “I don’t want to die in this prison!”
Burhan Kartal, a Kurdish political prisoner suffering from heart and kidney diseases in Erzurum prison, was tortured and beaten after he underwent angioplasty at hospital, Dicle News Agency (DIHA) reported. His wife, Filiz Kartal, said that Burhan Kartal who was …Posted in Call to Actions, Health, Political Prisoners, Torture, Turkey | 2 Comments
A petition has been launched to call for the release of Elfo Ülper, a 79-year old Kurdish mother who has been imprisoned in an M-Type Prison for 8 years and suffers from high blood tension and rheumatism. Elfo Ülper is …Posted in Health, Petition, Turkey, Women | 4 Comments
Human rights activist Mohmmad Seddigh Kaboodvand was transferred to the Evin Prison infirmary on the tenth day of his hunger strike against his unfair detention by the Iranian government. Kaboodvand began his hunger strike on May 26th after he was denied a …Posted in Activism, Health, Hunger Strikes, Iran, Journalists | Comments Off on Kurdish prisoners Mohmmad Kaboodvand and Hossein Maleki on hunger strike in Iran
The International Children’s Hearts Foundation (ICHF) reported this week on their blog that their planned mission to Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan has been canceled due to a sudden withdrawal of funding by a major donor. The ICHF, which operates on children’s …Posted in Activism, Discrimination, Health, Iraq | Comments Off on Kurdish Children Less Worthy than Arab Children?
Iranian Human Rights VoiceÂ Â reports: As has been publicized before, Mohammad-Sedigh Kaboodvand was convicted of establishing the organization called Kurdistan Human Rights, and he received an 11-year jail term.Â During his 700 days in prison, Mr. Kaboodvand has been under constant …Posted in Health, Iran, Journalists | Comments Off on Kaboodvandâ€™s Heart Surgery Intentionally Delayed