Category: Political Prisoners

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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Fate of Kurdish Political Prisoner Unknown

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

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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Seriously Ill Prisoner Denied Sufficient Medical Treatment in Turkey

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

On a morning in 2012, the Turkish police knocked on the door of Mehmet Öztekin’s house. He was then taken away by the police who would not provide any explanation or evidence for the charges that gave them authority to …

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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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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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In Turkey, a Child is a Terrorist

Posted on by Naila Bozo

First a picture of a boy. Then a black flood overlaid with meter upon meter of red, yellow and green fabric, moving in waves on the shoulders of those beneath it. Finally pale hands, dark hands, wrinkled, callused, steady hands …

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A false Messiah: Turkey’s negative role in the Middle East

Posted on by Naila Bozo

This article is cross-posted from New Internationalist It has been called ‘the secret war’, ‘the unknown war’ and ‘a war inside a war’; all names for a battle that began when the Islamic State (IS) launched its attack on Kobanê, …

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