Following the ongoing talks with the families of the victims of the PKK / PJAK crimes, the Human Rights Watch of Iran has arranged a conversation with the father of “Daniel Dosti”, a member of PJAK.
This is not the first conversation with the family of Daniel Doosti, as we have reported before about his case. Daniel’s family remains desperate to hear from their underage son.
It seems that the PKK / PJAK train does not intend to stop for the death of Kurdish children and youth. 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.
While violence is despised around the world and issues are resolved through diplomacy, dialogue and dialogue with other human beings, PJAK, the PKK branch, continues to promote violence to target more Kurdish youth and send them to a certain death.
Because children are so easily influenced, they are also easily trapped by the PKK. For example, they are kidnapped or deceived on the way to school, through social media channels, or they persuade children from a poor family by telling them they will financially take care of their families.
The PKK, on the other hand, can easily achieve its goals by sacrificing children, because children have less perception of disaster on the battlefield than adults, in other words, they are bolder in confrontation.
Sometimes they do dangerous things that adults are not willing to do. They spy, or carry explosives when instructed to do so.
One of these children is “Daniel Dosti”.
The full text of the conversation with Daniel Dosti’s father is as follows:
My son was not a member of them, but he was kidnapped, my son was thirteen or fourteen years old and he knew nothing about this group and he was studying and living like any other child.
If there is security, then how can these elements move freely in the mountains and among the people, extort money from them, threaten them and even kidnap their children with lies and deception and promise to live abroad? Do they care?
Daniel had no problems within the family, he was secured in every way, and it was not possible for him to be led in this direction.
I have been looking for Daniel many, many times, I have gone wherever you can think of, such as Qandil, Sulaymaniyah and other Iraqi cities, etc.… But for a long time they denied that my son was among them.
But after a lot of follow-up, they themselves admitted that our son had been among them, but they said he was now dead and we should stop pressuring them for our son.
But no news was published that our son was killed. They did not show us a body or his burial place.
Local human rights organizations have tracked PKK-affiliated media channels to find any sign of an obituary, which could not be found. All the other children that perished had at least their pictures published somewhere. I think they are saying so to stop us looking for him, and talking to different organizations.
Since then, life has become bitter for the whole family and it can no longer be called life. After that incident [his disappearance], I also suffered from mental and psychological problems.
So much so that I can no longer bear to even talk to my other children, and even his mother has gotten ill of the stress with all kinds of diseases.
My only request is that if my son is alive, they give us at least one news, or if he is killed, we have the right to know where our son’s body is buried.