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KRG warns Turkey to stop ‘unacceptable’ deforestation

 KRG warns Turkey to stop ‘unacceptable’ deforestationTuesday, 1 June, 2021 , 18:04

Rudaw.net |  By Khazan Jangiz 

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region  The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has warned Turkey to stop “unacceptable” deforestation in the Kurdistan Region, a government spokesperson said on Monday.

State security forces shoot and kill Kurdish man in western Iran

State security forces shoot and kill Kurdish man in western IranTuesday, 23 Mars, 2021 , 14:42

Iran-hrm.com

A Kurdish man was killed in a police shooting on Monday on Khorramabad Road in western Iran. According to Hengaw Kurdish website, the man was identified as Mohammad Sadeghi.

Demirtaş to court board: Don’t sacrifice yourselves for government

Demirtaş to court board: Don’t sacrifice yourselves for governmentTuesday, 16 Mars, 2021 , 17:00

Bianet.org

The main trial of jailed politician Selahattin Demirtaş continued at the Ankara 19th Heavy Penal Court. Handing down its judgement on this case, the ECtHR previously gave a ruling of right violation and immediate release.

Turkey: Don’t Expel Opposition Deputy from Parliament

Turkey: Don’t Expel Opposition Deputy from Parliament Tuesday, 16 Mars, 2021 , 15:42

Hrw.org

Social Media Posting Conviction a Flagrant Rights Violation

(Istanbul) – Any move by Turkey’s parliament to use an opposition politician’s wrongful conviction for a social media post as a pretext to strip him of his parliamentary seat and jail him would compound the serious violation of his right to freedom of expression and violate the voters’ right to choose their representatives, Human Rights Watch said today.

Turkey: Free Politician after European Court Ruling

Turkey: Free Politician after European Court RulingWednesday, 3 Mars, 2021 , 17:11

Hrw.org

Council of Europe Body Should Require Turkey to Implement Demirtaş Judgment

Turkish appeals court upholds sentence against pro-Kurdish MP

Turkish appeals court upholds sentence against pro-Kurdish MPMonday, 22 February, 2021 , 14:47

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s top appeals court approved a jail sentence against a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on terrorism charges, state media said on Friday, potentially opening the way to him being barred from parliamentary membership.

Iran sentences female activist to five years in prison for teaching Kurdish

Iran sentences female activist to five years in prison for teaching KurdishTuesday, 16 February, 2021 , 15:51

Kurdistanhumanrights.org

An Iranian court has sentenced Kurdish female civil rights activist Zahra Mohammadi to five years in prison for teaching Kurdish language in the Kurdish region of Iran, sources have told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

Kurdish man tortured and killed by Tehran police: human rights network

 Kurdish man tortured and killed by Tehran police: human rights network Wednesday, 10 February, 2021 , 16:33

Rudaw.net | By Sura Ali

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region— A young Kurdish man was tortured and killed three days after being detained by police in Tehran, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) reported on Tuesday.