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Fate of Kurdish Political Prisoner Unknown

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A reliable source has informed Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that Omar Chapr, a Kurdish political prisoner from North Kurdistan (southeastern Turkey), has been removed from his ward in Orumiye prison and transferred to an unknown location by Iranian security …

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Another Kurdish Political Prisoner Executed In Iran

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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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Celebrating Kurdish Women: ‘Today, They Rewrite Their Own History’

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Today, people are celebrating International Women’s Day. To some it is a day to celebrate women like Mother’s Day but to others it is a day to mark women’s past, present and future struggle to achieve empowerment and equality with …

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Iran: Two Kurdish Political Prisoners Executed

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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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Take Action: Stop the Execution of 22-year-old Saman Naseem by Iran

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Amnesty International writes: Iranian juvenile offender, Saman Naseem, could be executed as early as 19 February 2015 for crimes allegedly committed when he was 17 years old. He was sentenced to death after an unfair trial. The family of Saman …

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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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Kurdish Lawyer Sentenced to Prison in Iran

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Masoud Shamsinejad, a Kurdish human rights lawyer, appeared on May 7 or 8, 2014 before a court in Iran on charges of membership of an illegal political group and propaganda against the state, writes International Campaign for Human Rights in …

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