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Yesterday, Amnesty International reported that Behrouz Alkhani, a 30-year-old man from Iran’s Kurdish minority was transferred out of Orumiyeh prison’s general ward and placed in solitary confinement in preparation for his imminent execution, despite the fact that he was still awaiting the outcome of a Supreme Court appeal.
According to information provided by local sources, Behrouz Alkhani and five ordinary prisoners have been executed in Orumiyeh city of Rojhilat (East) Kurdistan this morning. Read more
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History once again repeated itself for the Kurds in East Kurdistan.In the notorious Evin prison outside Tehran 4 Kurdish ‘rebels’ were taken to the gallows early in the morning. They were asked to ‘repent’.
The 4 Kurds responded by singing the Kurdish National Anthem, ‘Ey Reqip’.
They were hanged. Read more
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Reactions against the rape attempt by the Iranian Intelligence Agency (Itlaat) members against a Kurdish woman, who jumped to save herself from the 4th floor of the Tara Hotel where she worked in the city of Mahabad in East Kurdistan, continue. Read more
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Ferinaz Xosrowanî jumped off the fourth storey of the Tara Hotel, where she worked, to avoid rape by Iranian intelligence (Itlaat) officers.
People in Mahabad gathered outside the hotel in anger on hearing about the incident at 6 pm local time. The mass protesting outside was brutally attacked by police using real bullets and tear gas. Read more
Comments Off on Saman Naseem and Efsharî brothers executed
Political prisoners Saman Naseem, and brothers Ali Efsharî and Habîbullah Efsharî in Urmia prison have been executed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
While Naseem’s lawyer has confirmed the execution of the Kurdish political prisoner despite all the calls by human rights organizations, worrying wait continues for three other Kurdish prisoners on death row. Read more
Comments Off on Iranian and Syrian regimes target Kurds
Since decades, regimes which are occupying Kurdistan have been applying oppressive policies against Kurdish people in order to deny the right and existence of Kurds and prevent their libration and freedom.
As these regimes have realised, especially after the announcement of Self-Rule Administration in Rojava, that Kurds and coexisting communities are managing themselves freely. These regimes started to move again against this promising Self-Rule Administration in Rojava and trying to destroy it. These regimes started to coordinate again with each others, for instance in Kobane Turkish regime is supporting ISIS openly , on the other hand Syrian regime is having a full support and consultancy from Iranian regime nowadays to create an inflict in Aljazeera canton – Al-Hassake city pushing toward a civil war among the Kurdish, Arabs and Syriac components in that peaceful city. Read more
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Personal thoughts: Kurds need to be able to protect people in their area – for humanitarian reasons as well as credibility. If they are given massive help with this they will be released from that struggle and mor able to concentrate on protecting the area and all these people. Read more
Comments Off on Iranian regime executes four Kurdish prisoners, 2 of them women
Firat News: ANF – News desk25.05.2014:
It is reported that death sentences previously handed down to 4 Kurdish prisoners, 2 of them women, have been carried out. According to Basnews, the executions took place on Thursday. The Kurds were named as Amina Tosin, Gulchin Meskieni, Faruq Mofassori and Youssef Ma’aruffi, all from Urmia. It is not known where the executions took place.
In Iran Kurdish activists Shireen Elemhuli, Farzad Kemanger, Farhad Wekili and Ali Haydarh?yan were executed on 9 May 2010 and on 26 October 2013 Hebibullah Gulperipur was executed in Urmiye prison.
Since the beginning of the year, 176 people have been executed in Iran, 16 of them Kurds.
59 other Kurds remain on death row in Iran for political activities.
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Comments Off on Firat: Mother Language Day to be celebrated in Kurdistan
Today is International Mother Language Day. This day is observed every year to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It was created by UNESCO (the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organisation) in order to promote the dissemination of mother tongues and a fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue. Read more