Category: Human Rights Watch

Mother, I Am Guerrilla

Posted on by Naila Bozo

He looked like my father, the grey-haired, tanned Kurdish mayor of a little district made up of only 120,000 people in southeastern Turkey. To me, most Kurdish men who have fathered children look alike. They are stern. They are sometimes …

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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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Justice key to Kurdish peace process

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Human Rights Watch has released a video that calls attention to the state killings and disappearances of Kurdish civilians in the 1990s committed by Turkey. It highlights the importance for immediate action to be taken in regard to the torture, …

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Remembering Roboskî: What has Turkey learned?

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

On December 28, 2011 at around 9:30 p.m., a group of 37 villagers from Roboskî were hit by an aerial bombardment by the Turkish air force as they crossed back into Turkey from Iraqi Kurdistan. Thirty-four were killed. Seventeen of them …

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Interview with Ferhat Encü: “We must raise our voice,” never forgetting Roboski

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Tomorrow marks the 1 year anniversary of the Turkish military operation that resulted in a massacre in Roboskî (Uludere) which killed 34 civilian Kurds. To this day no one has been tried for this crime nor has there been a …

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Human Rights Watch account: Kurds in 2011, Part I

Posted on by Rebar Panawandi Ismaeeli

Every year, Human Rights Watch publishes a world report (HRW World Report) which accounts for human rights conditions all over the globe in the previous year. Their investigation is often done “in close partnership with domestic human right activists” as …

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Iran killed a Kurdish activist under torture

Posted on by Minhaj Akreyi

QIZLHASAR, Iran — Kamil Fethullahi a Kurdish civil activist from the suburb of Pawe who had been held in Qizlhasar Detention was killed under torture. Not long ago he was arrested in his accommodation in Tehran by a group of …

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Protests Against the Kurdish Regional Government Stall in Opposition Talks

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Caught in the spirit of reform that has spread all over the Middle East, protests against the Kurdistan Regional Government have largely gone unnoticed, with Kurdish youth demanding an end to corruption, nepotism, high unemployment, biased media outlets, and violence. …

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