Daniel Aminpour’s brother: I am sure that my brother did not become a member of PJAK voluntarily

Iran Kurdistan Human Rights Watch has continued its ongoing talks with the families of the victims of the PKK / PJAK crimes with “Daniel Aminpour’s brother”, another victim.

One of the consistent approaches of militant groups such as the PKK / PJAK is that after one or more years of the children being killed, they inform the families that their children have been killed and in most cases do not report 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 / 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 text of the conversation with Daniel Aminpour’s brother is as follows:

The only person we did not even think of being away from home for a moment was Daniel. He was the most earnest, most polite and no-frills member of the family. Of course, this may be a little funny to me, but believe me, even at that age, he sometimes watched cartoons.

We lost our father when Daniel was only six months old, but we all tried our best to raise him, especially my mother. Daniel was always in high spirits and tried to stand on his own two feet. For as long as I can remember, he always supported himself with his studies, and he was a great student and aspired to study at the best universities. That’s why he was taking the entrance exam for several years in a row to become one of the top ranks, but I don’t know what happened, in the meantime he disappeared at once.

But I’m sure it was not his will, the day Daniel disappeared I had just returned from work when I suddenly received a message from Daniel. In that message, he announced that he wanted to go to Afrin for the war! I was really shocked, I could not believe this message was given to me by Daniel.

I had never seen any interest or approach towards this group from my brother, when he announced that he had left the country, we traveled to Iraq with our family and stayed there for a long time, but the forces there did not allow us to see him even for a moment.

It had been almost a year since he left, and one day he called me again. He spoke very quickly, as if he did not have much time. Slowly, at the same time that we talked, I tried to explain to him that all the family is waiting for him and would like him to come back. As soon as Daniel was talking about coming back, the phone call was interrupted and we no longer knew about him.

I tried to call that number again but it was off and we still have no news of Daniel.

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