One of the essential pillar of democracy is freedom of press and if this pillar is missing in a democratic country, then that country can no longer be considered democratic. True, Turkey hold free elections and it has competing political …Posted in Censorship, Discrimination, Free speech, Iran, Journalists, Kurdistan, Media, Political Prisoners, Prisoners of Conscience, Reports, Suppression, Trials, Turkey | Comments Off on Complete List of 104 Journalists in Turkish Jails
The Pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) has applied to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the Uludere massacre, which led to the killing of 35 Kurdish civilians. Turkey has not ratified the Rome statute, which means it does …Posted in Suppression, Trials, Turkey | Comments Off on BDP refers Turkish air raids to Hague court
A database of political prisoners in Iran has been compiled by online activists using the social media tool, Hyper Activist. The database names the prisoners, information including charges and their activity/occupation, along with their ethnicity. Verification for each prisoner is …Posted in Executions, Free speech, Iran, Journalists, Political Prisoners, Prisoners of Conscience, Suppression, Torture | Comments Off on Database of Political Prisoners in Iran lists a large number of Kurds
Exhausted, enraged and hopeless Turkish youth seemed to be, shouldered with the Kurds in Istanbul demonstration on Thursday calling for the government to end the decades-old Kurdish problem that was for a long time ignored, and denied. “We are here …Posted in Discrimination, Kurdistan, Protests, Reports, Suppression, Turkey | Comments Off on Turkish youth protesting in support of the Kurds
The election high was not over yet when the Turkish police took more 74 people into custody, mostly those who are affiliated with the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP). In the June election of this year in Turkey, the …Posted in Suppression, Trials, Turkey | Comments Off on Turkey on arresting spree after Kurdish election gain
Today and in the next two Fridays (June 3rd and June 10) Kurds and supporters of Kurdish human rights will work to raise awareness about the repression of Kurdish identity in Turkey on the social networking site twitter. The campaign, …Posted in Call to Actions, Campaigns, Suppression, Turkey | Comments Off on New Twitter campaign to raise awareness about Kurdish rights in Turkey
Turkey’s High Election Board on Monday the 18th banned 12 Kurdish politicians from running for the national election set in June. The 12 politicians are among the dozens of independent candidates running which the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) …Posted in Discrimination, European Union, Free speech, Kurdistan, Leyla Zana, Reports, Sources, Suppression, Trials, Turkey | Comments Off on Turkey lifts ban on some Kurdish candidates, results remain to be seen
For over 50 years, over 300,000 Kurds in Syria were labeled foreigners in a 1963-census that was carried out in an arbitrary manner which restricted the “foreigner” Kurds acquiring employment, education, health, property, or even marriage. The government has banned …Posted in Activism, Arabic, Culture, Discrimination, Displacements, Human Rights Watch, Kurdistan, Suppression, Syria | Comments Off on Kurds in Syria Granted Citizenship: What Now?