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How Turkey’s Military Adventures Decrease Freedom at Home

How Turkey’s Military Adventures Decrease Freedom at HomeMonday, 19 October, 2020 , 17:45

nytimes.com | By Garo Paylan* | Oct. 15, 2020

Involvement in regional conflicts such as the dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia has whipped up nationalist fervor and obliterated space for advocates of peace and democracy.

Journalist Ayşegül Doğan faces up to 15 years in prison

Journalist Ayşegül Doğan faces up to 15 years in prisonThursday, 8 October, 2020 , 15:46

Bianet.org

In his opinion as to the accusations, the prosecutor has demanded that journalist Ayşegül Doğan be penalized for “being a member of the organization.” Doğan was the Program Coordinator of the İMC TV, which was closed by a Statutory Decree.

Kurdish woman receives prestigious German award for work with refugees

 Kurdish woman receives prestigious German award for work with refugees Tuesday, 6 October, 2020 , 16:54

Rudaw.net | Zhelwan Z. Wali 

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — A Kurdish woman who fled war in Syria received a prestigious award presented by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday for her dedication to the integration of refugee women into German society.

Turkey censors 347 articles, bans outlets under new legislation

Turkey censors 347 articles, bans outlets under new legislationTuesday, 6 October, 2020 , 16:43

Ahvalnews.com

At least 347 online articles in have been censored in Turkey in the last three months upon requests from Turkish authorities, companies and individuals close to the government, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in a statement released on Thursday.

Kurdish political prisoner arrested at Iran protests starts hunger strike

Kurdish political prisoner arrested at Iran protests starts hunger strikeFriday, 4 September, 2020 , 16:48

Kurdistan24.net | Khrush Najari

ERBIL – A Kurdish political prisoner whom security forces arrested during Iran's November 2019 demonstrations has gone on a hunger strike to protest being denied furlough and discrimination at an infamous detention facility where she is held, a rights watchdog reported Wednesday.

Iraq: Yezidi child survivors of ‘Islamic State’ facing unprecedented health crisis

Iraq: Yezidi child survivors of ‘Islamic State’ facing unprecedented health crisisMonday, 3 August, 2020 , 18:02

Amnesty.org

Almost 2,000 Yezidi children who have returned to their families after being held captive by the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) are facing a physical and mental health crisis, Amnesty International warned in a new report published today.

 

Kurdish prisoner Hossein Osmani is at imminent risk of execution

Kurdish prisoner Hossein Osmani is at imminent risk of executionWednesday, 22 July, 2020 , 17:21

Hengaw.net

Hengaw: Kurdish political prisoner Hossein Osmani, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison, has received news at Urmia Central Prison that he will be executed this week.

Iran: Kurdish-language teacher given 10-year jail sentence

 Iran: Kurdish-language teacher given 10-year jail sentenceSunday, 19 July, 2020 , 17:00

Middleeasteye.net | Sofia Aboudari

Zahra Mohammadi, a Kurdish-language teacher in Iran’s Kurdistan province, has been given a 10-year jail sentence for ‘forming a group against national security’.

Iran executes Kurdish political prisoners convicted in ‘unfair’ trial

Iran executes Kurdish political prisoners convicted in ‘unfair’ trialWednesday, 15 July, 2020 , 18:50

Kurdistan24.net | Khrush Najari | July 14,  2020

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Early Tuesday, Iranian authorities carried out the death sentences of two Kurdish political prisoners who were convicted of involvement in the bombing of a military parade a decade earlier, in a trial that rights groups have widely described as “unfair.”