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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.”

Zara Mohamadi sentenced to 10 years in prison

Zara Mohamadi sentenced to 10 years in prisonTuesday, 14 July, 2020 , 17:13

Hengaw.net

Hengaw: The Kurdish activist Zara Mohamadi has been sentenced to ten years in prison by the Iranian judiciary.

Zara Mohamadi, board member of the Kurdish NGO Nojin, was sentenced to ten years in prison. The NGO Nojin has been campaigning for civil, social and cultural rights of the Kurdish population in Sanandaj (Kordistan Province) for seven years. The 28-year-old activist has also been giving Kurdish classes on a voluntary basis in Sanandaj and in the surrounding villages for ten years.

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.”