Iran Kurdistan Human Rights Watch has continued its ongoing talks with the families of the victims of the PKK / PJAK crimes with “Amir Khani’s father”, Ibrahim Khani. His son died far from home, in Sinjar.
One of the constant approaches of militant groups such as PKK / PJAK is that after one or several years after the children are killed, they inform the families that their children have been killed and in most cases do not even inform their burial place.
According to most families, PJAK has often pressured them NOT to talk to the media about their children, so that they can continue to “violate the rights of Kurdish citizens” in the shadow of media silence.
Another point to consider is that the approach of militant groups such as PJAK in the use of children in war is contrary to their commitment under the Geneva Convention not to use children under the age of 18.
Perhaps the deception and abduction of Kurdish teenagers, youth and, of course, children, and then arming and using them for the purposes and interests of the leaders of militant groups such as PJAK and the PKK, is the only achievement and gift of those claiming to defend the rights of the Kurdish people.
In fact, this is a human rights violation that these groups are constantly insisting on.
The full text of the conversation is as follows:
I myself was in the Iran-Iraq war for 7 years as a volunteer, and Amir had just entered the military service in those last days.
Amir was a very calm and down-to-earth boy, and very dependent on his family.We were really close
As far as I could, I did not hesitate to provide anything for my children, it was not possible for Amir to become a member of the PKK by his own decision, and I am sure that my son was kidnapped and forced to become a member.
When Amir disappeared, they called us only once and announced that my son had joined them.
It was very hard for me to believe this, because it was not possible for my son to do that. He had a good future in front of him.
So I decided to go after him so that I could find him, but unfortunately, during several visits there, we (me and his mother Shahla) were arrested and received nothing but insults and threats, let alone seeing our son.
From that day on, ‘one eye is blood and one eye is tears’. (meaning: we suffered a lot)
Almost two years after my son disappeared, they called us only once and said that Amir had been killed in Sinjar.
The light in our house went off with that news. The boy who was supposed to be my cane at this old age, is now lying under the dirt somewhere. In a place far from home, that I cannot even visit.
For what crime should our family grieve? Who’s responsible for this heat on our family? Why do groups like PJAK allow themselves to do so with Iranian Kurdish families? Why do they send our children to other regions, far away from home?
** Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch continues to pursue the fates of these individuals until a clear conclusion is reached about all of the Kurdish citizens trapped in militant groups. **