The Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch has continued its ongoing talks with the families of the victims of the PKK / PJAK crimes with the father of “Diar Jahanbakhsh”, another victim.
One of the most frequent outcomes of having your child recruited by militant groups such as the PKK / PJAK, is not hearing anything from your child, and that one or more years after the children are killed, they inform families that their children have been killed and in some cases do not report their burial places.
According to most families, PJAK often pressures 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.
One of the points to consider is that PJAK-like groups use children in war, which is stated as a crime against human rights in the “Geneva Convention” on the non-use of children under 18 years of age. Perhaps the deception and abduction of teenagers, young people and young children and their use for the purposes and support of the leaders of militant groups such as PKK and PJAK is the only outcome of those claiming to defend the rights of the people.
In fact, this inhumane action violates the law that these groups are constantly urging to ‘defend’.
The text of the conversation is as follows:
“Imagine yourself to be a 14-year-old child again. How could you have possibly made a decision to join a militant group? To leave all to sleep in caves and on rocks?”
“Diyar was a child and he was certainly deceived by PJAK. Although his mother and I went after our son (Diyar) to Iraq and the Qandil region, they did not allow us to visit him, and we have not heard from our son since he disappeared, which is now more than two years ago.”
“At the time he disappeared, Diyar had gone to Urmia to work, and I, who was on guard duty like other days due to my job, called home. Nobody told me where Diyar had left, we only knew he did not return home.”
“We were then contacted by the PJAK group that told us ‘Diyar is with us’, but the person behind the phone did not tell us where they were taking him. They also did not let me speak to my boy.”
“It has been more than two years now that I haven’t heard any news about my son, and I do not know if he is alive or killed, and this has caused us daily worries.”
“It is inhumane that he cannot even phone home once every few months or so. He is still a child, and belongs with his parents. Not in the mountains.”
** The Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch continues to pursue these individuals until a clear conclusion is reached about the unknown fate of citizens trapped in militant groups. **