Category: Political Prisoners

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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Kurdish political prisoner transferred to solitary confinement in Iran

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

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

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

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

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

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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No language, no life

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Sweet freedom, everyone is looking, so come here Sweet freedom, our eyes are tired because we have been looking for so long Mihemed Şexo, a legendary Kurdish musician, sang this song with as much longing for freedom as his ardent …

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Juvenile prisons in Turkey should be closed

Posted on by Asli Sena Kücükyildiz

                  In the beginning of the 1990s, when intense battles were taking place between PKK and the Turkish Security Forces, the Law on the Fight Against Terrorism (Terörle Mücadele Kanunu, TMK) was …

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The government that sought revenge on its people

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Imagine a government that serves its people and not itself; a government that strives to implement laws and regulations that provide grounds for the empowerment of freedom, equality and individuality. A government that is always aware that it consists of …

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3 youth members of BDP arrested for propaganda

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Ergani – 6 members of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party’s (BDP) youth assembly were Friday night detained by undercover police, reports Dicle News Agency. They were arrested after leaving a football match and brought to Ergani District Police Headquarters. …

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