Two Kurdish political prisoners, Zanyar Moradi and Loghman Moradi, are facing execution as the Iranian government moves forward on charges of murder, reports the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Zanyar and Loghman Moradi were arrested in August 2009 …Posted in Executions, Iran, Political Prisoners, Torture, Trials | Comments Off on Two Kurdish prisoners face execution in Iran
The Kurdish people were still in mourning, commemorating the one-year-anniversary of the Roboskî Massacre that claimed the lives of 34 civilian Kurdish boys and men. Then news came in the second week of January that three Kurdish women had been …Posted in Censorship, Discrimination, Executions, Free speech, Iran, Journalists, Kurdistan, Political Prisoners, Syria, Terror, Torture, Trials, Turkey | Comments Off on May 2014 not begin with yet another funeral
On November 16, Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, uttered the word “Kurdistan” in public when he was giving a speech in the Kurdish city of Amed, its official name being Diyarbakir after order from Atatürk in 1937, the …Posted in Discrimination, Free speech, Hunger Strikes, Kurdistan, Language, Political Prisoners, Protests, Torture, Trials, Turkey, Youth | Comments Off on What peace process, Erdogan and Barzanî?
United Nation’s Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment states in its first principle that “All persons under any form of detention …Posted in Call to Actions, Political Prisoners, Protests, Suppression, Torture, Turkey | Comments Off on Protest against Camera Surveillance in Turkish Prisons
Zeynab Jalalian is a 31-year-old Kurdish woman who was arrested in May 2008 in Kermanshah for her alleged membership of an illegal Kurdish opposition party within Iran and charged with “enmity against God”. Around January 2009, Zeynab was sentenced to …Posted in Discrimination, Iran, Political Prisoners, Torture, Trials | Comments Off on Zeynab Jalalian: Refused medical treatment in Iranian prison
It was barely dawn when Iran security officials arrived at the home of Anvar Hossein Panahi six years ago to take him away from his family. Without an arrest warrant, they barged into his home, insulted his family, roughed up …Posted in Activism, Discrimination, Free speech, Iran, Political Prisoners, Torture | 1 Comment
The survivors of the Tel Aran and Tel Hasel massacres in Aleppo told about the savagery of the acts of terror committed by the Al-Qaeda militants, Firat News Agency (ANF) reported. The Kurdish massacre committed by the Al-Qaeda militants that …Posted in Executions, Syria, Torture | 1 Comment
Azad Tokmak has started a new freedom campaign for his mother, Fatma Tokmak, a political prisoner who suffers from serious heart diseases. The freedom campaign aims to get his mother released from prison so that she can undergo a proper …Posted in Call to Actions, Campaigns, Health, Political Prisoners, Torture, Turkey | Comments Off on Azad Tokmak: “I want freedom for my mother!”