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 th...

I wanted to write a moving piece. I wanted to write in commemoration of the Halabja Massacre that claimed the lives of more than 5,000 Kurdish civilians in a poison gas attack in 1988 carried out on...

Today, people are celebrating International Women’s Day. To some it is a day to celebrate women like Mother’s Day but to others it is a day to mark women’s past, present and future strug...

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 incl...

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 2...

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...

The resilience of the Kurdish people in the face of decades upon decades of oppression has awed many people around the world yet elicited no sufficient, if any, pressure from foreign governments. Livi...

  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 (southeas...