The disastrous situation in Kurdish cities in Iraq and northern Iraq continues after The Islamic State (IS) a week ago took control of cities in the area. Up to 150,000 Yezidi Kurds are still trapped in the mountains and they …Posted in Call to Actions, Discrimination, Genocide, Iraq, Kurdistan, Terror, United Nations, Urgent | Tagged Iraq, IS, Kurd, Kurdistan, Yezidi | Comments Off on Interview with Zerin Khalaf, a Yezidi Kurd
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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 …Posted in Displacements, Iraq, Kurdistan, Terror, United Nations, Violence | Tagged Iraq, ISIS, Kurdistan, Kurds | 1 Comment
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 …Posted in Suppression, Terror, Turkey, Violence | Tagged Kurdish rights, Kurdistan, Kurds | 1 Comment
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 …Posted in Iran, Kurdistan, Violence | Tagged Kurdish rights, Kurdistan, Kurds | Comments Off on Kurds Imprisoned by the Islamic Republic for Protesting
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 …Posted in Activism, Campaigns, Free speech, Our campaigns | Tagged Kurdish rights, Kurdistan, Kurds | Comments Off on Our Campaign to Revamp This Site, Please Help!
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 …Posted in Featured | Tagged Kurdish rights, Kurdistan, Kurds | Comments Off on Who are the Kurds?
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 …Posted in Culture, Iraq, Videos | Tagged Iraq, Kurdish rights, Kurdistan | Comments Off on The Other Iraq: Who are the Kurds?
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 …Posted in Site info | Tagged Human Rights, Kurdish rights, Kurdistan | 3 Comments