Tag Archives: Kurdistan

Yezidi residents in danger after Islamic State seizes Şengal

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Militant fighters from the Islamic State (IS) have on Sunday attacked the Yezidi village Siba Sheikh Khidir and surrounding villages, writes Êzîdî Press. Kurdish peshmerge units and armed Yezidi residents joined forces to resist IS advancing into territory under Kurdish …

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Syrian and Turkish forces attack Kurds celebrating Newroz holiday

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In the largest Kurdish city, Diyarbakir (or Amed, in Kurdish), reports say that over 1 million people gathered to listen to the music, dance, and hear speeches from the local Kurdish politicians. Pictures from the event showed Turkish jets and …

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Kurds Imprisoned by the Islamic Republic for Protesting

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On Tuesday, March 25th, 2008, the Islamic Republic’s revolutionary court sentenced 7 Kurdish detainees to 3 years imprisonment in the city of Baneh, located in the Iranian Kurdistan region, for their participation in general demonstrations throughout Iranian Kurdistan in 2005 …

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Our Campaign to Revamp This Site, Please Help!

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Dear friends and supporters of peace, For as long as anyone can remember, the Kurdish people have been abused and denied basic human rights by oppressive governments who seek to eradicate the Kurdish identity from the Middle East. Just yesterday …

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Who are the Kurds?

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The Kurds are the largest ethnic group in the world without their own state, numbering somewhere between 25 to 35 million in population. They mostly live in a region often referred to as Kurdistan, which stretches across the borders of …

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The Other Iraq: Who are the Kurds?

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This is an interesting excerpt from a documentary which starts by detailing the Kurdish crisis within Iraq, when Saddam was still its dictator, and then goes on to describe the history of the Kurds. Note: The beginning features disturbing images …

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Introducing Kurdish Rights

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Kurdish Rights is a project by independent students who wish to fight for the rights of Kurds in Kurdistan and abroad. In this website, we aim to campaign for Kurdish human rights and spreading awareness about the human rights violations …

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