Category: Kurdistan

Before Snowfall: An Interview with Hisham Zaman

Posted on by Asli Sena Kücükyildiz

As many as 5,000 women and girls are victims of honour killings every year worldwide, often killed by members of their own family. Many honour killings have also taken place in Europe and America including the murder of Fadime Şahindal, …

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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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Another Kurdish Youth Shot by Turkish Police

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  During protests to commemorate the execution-like killings of three Kurdish activists in Paris on January 9, 2013, clashes erupted in the Cizre district of Şırnak in North Kurdistan (southeastern Turkey) which led to Turkish police shooting and injuring yet another …

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Refugee children from Kobane at risk of malnutrition

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

Thousands of people fled Kobane when Islamic State (IS/formerly ISIS) militants seized control of several areas within the autonomous canton in September 2014. Some of the refugees have taken refuge in Suruc district of Urfa, an estimate of 20,000 children …

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Yezidi children commit suicide to avoid ISIS sex slavery — Report

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

In August 2014, Islamic State (IS/ISIS) militants seized control of Shingal, a predominately Kurdish-Yezidi (also referred to as Ezidi) town. Thousands of men were rounded up, and killed because of their religious affiliation. Women were kidnapped, some sold on the …

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Refugees from Kobane attacked in Antalya

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

At least eighty refugees from the autonomous canton of Kobane were attacked in Kayak village, Manavgat district of Antalya province in Turkey. They were reportedly attacked by racists, and several people sustained injuries for attempting to find cheap labour in …

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Pictures: Worldwide Protests In Solidarity With Kobane

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Today, Kurds and non-Kurds alike took to the streets all over the world to show their solidarity with the ongoing Kurdish fighters who are defending the city of Kobane against Daesh (IS) attacks that have been going on for at …

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UN Envoy to Syria Appeals to Turkey: Allow Kurds to Defend Kobanê

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

The fierce battle between the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) and the Kurdish military forces (YPG, YPJ) for Kobanê has now entered its fourth week. Kobanê is one of three cantons in the Kurdish region of Rojava (in Northern Syria) …

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