Alliance for Kurdish Rights (AKR) is concerned for the well-being and safety of civilians in the Kurdistan Federal Region in Iraq after months of heavy bombardments by the Turkish and Iranian militari...

The Leadership Council for Human Rights is outraged and saddened by the world’s lack of concern for the death in detention of Kurdish political activist Kaveh (Kawa) Azizpour, as information has...

Released by the Kurdish Institute of Paris: Sign the petition by clicking here. We, the undersigned, declare that we are Kurds and that we want to be recognised as such, to live in dignity as Kurds in...

The authorities continued to suppress dissent. Journalists, writers, scholars, and women’s rights and community activists were subject to arbitrary arrest, travel bans, closure of their NGOs and...

The state of emergency, in force since 1963, continued to give security forces sweeping powers of arrest and detention. Freedom of expression and association were severely restricted. Hundreds of peop...

In the wake of increased political uncertainty and army interventions, nationalist sentiment and violence increased. Freedom of expression continued to be restricted. Allegations of torture and other ...

Source: Adnkronos International Tighter security measures had led to a sharp rise in executions in Iran, according to the international rights group Amnesty International. In its annual report release...

Source: AFP Medics in Iraqi Kurdistan said on Saturday that they had seen a surge in violence against women in May with both so-called “honour” killings and female suicides on the increase...