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Kurdish Political Prisoner Contracts Coronavirus in Iran’s Qarchak Prison

Kurdish Political Prisoner Contracts Coronavirus in Iran’s Qarchak PrisonMonday, 8 June, 2020 , 18:11

iran-hrm.com | Iran Human Rights Monitor | 07/06/2020

Zeinab Jalalian, a Kurdish political prisoner serving a life sentence, has contracted the coronavirus at Qarchak Prison in Varamin, her father told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network.

At least 36 Kurdish Kolbar killed and injured in May

At least 36 Kurdish Kolbar killed and injured in MayFriday, 5 June, 2020 , 15:31

Hengaw.net

Hengaw: At least 36 Kurdish Kolbars and merchant have been killed and wounded on the borders of Kurdistan in May. The number of Kolbars killed in May is higher than the total number of Kolbars killed in the past four months.

Iran's jailed 41 Kurdish citizens, issued Execution and 70 years imprisonment for 12 Kurds in May

Iran's jailed 41 Kurdish citizens, issued Execution and 70 years imprisonment for 12 Kurds in MayFriday, 5 June, 2020 , 15:29

hengaw.net

Hengaw: At least 41 Kurdish citizens have been arrested in May, on charges of political, ideological and collaborative activities with the Kurdish opposition parties.

Three opposition deputies stripped of MP statuses in Turkey

Three opposition deputies stripped of MP statuses in TurkeyThursday, 4 June, 2020 , 18:09

duvarenglish.com | June 04 2020

Two Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers and one main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker were stripped of their statuses as members of parliament on June 4. Deputies chanted slogans against fascism and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). They also slammed the AKP for “being putschists.” 

Prisoners’ Relatives: We Want a Fair Legal Regulation for Political Prisoners

Prisoners’ Relatives: We Want a Fair Legal Regulation for Political PrisonersSunday, 29 Mars, 2020 , 18:44

Bianet.org | Evrim Kepenek İstanbul

Evin Jiyan Kışanak, Hülya Oruç, Zeynep Mızraklı, Mehmet Altan and Özge Terkoğlu slam the 3rd Judicial Reform Package for excluding political prisoners from reduced prison sentences to be introduced by the amended legal regulation on execution.

UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: Unprecedented levels of displacement and dire conditions for civilians in the Syrian Arab Republic

 UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: Unprecedented levels of displacement and dire conditions for civilians in the Syrian Arab RepublicTuesday, 3 Mars, 2020 , 17:28

Ohchr.org

Geneva, 2 March 2020 – The armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic is far from over as the types of human rights violations continue to multiply , the Commission of Inquiry said in its report published today covering the period between 11 July 2019 to 10 January 2020. After nearly nine years, Syrian women, children and men continue to face unprecedented levels of suffering and pain.

The truth about Turkey's role in Syria

The truth about Turkey's role in SyriaSunday, 1 Mars, 2020 , 18:07

Humanrightscolumbia.org | By David L. Phillips

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan asked NATO to invoke its mutual defense pact when 36 Turkish troops were recently killed by Russian and Syrian forces in Idlib, Syria. His request is cynical and self-serving. Erdogan betrayed the Alliance, siding with Russia in a war he helped foment. 

Turkey: Kurdish Mayors’ Removal Violates Voters’ Rights

Turkey: Kurdish Mayors’ Removal Violates Voters’ RightsMonday, 10 February, 2020 , 15:57

hrw.org | February 7, 2020

(Istanbul,) – The Turkish authorities’ removal and arrest of democratically elected Kurdish mayors across southeastern Turkey violates voters’ rights, Human Rights Watch said today. The Turkish government is intensifying its attack on the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) by removing the mayors and preventing the functioning of elected local councils across Turkey’s southeast.

Turkey: Kurdish Mayors’ Removal Violates Voters’ Rights

Turkey: Kurdish Mayors’ Removal Violates Voters’ RightsMonday, 10 February, 2020 , 15:36

Hrw.org

End Politically Motivated Arrests and Trials

Latest news from mass protests in Iranian Kurdistan

Latest news from mass protests in Iranian KurdistanFriday, 29 November, 2019 , 17:02

kurdistanhumanrights.net | 26/11/2019

During the recent protests in the Kurdish cities in Iran against the rise in petrol prices, many civilians were injured by firearms and undercover officers. Many of casualties are being treated at home rather than being hospitalized for fear of being identified and arrested.