Following the ongoing talks with the families of the victims of the PKK / PJAK crimes,IKHRW has arranged a conversation with the father of “Fardin Salehi”, a member of PJAK.
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. 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.
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. Send to death.
Most of these children (under 18) are abused, threatened with drug addiction, or paid money.
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, or they persuade a poor family to provide for their children for a small fee.
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.
Sometimes they do dangerous things that adults are not willing to do. They spy, or carry explosives.
One of these children is “Fardin Salehi”.
The full text of the conversation with the father of Fardin Salehi is as follows:
I have been unaware of Fardin’s fate and whereabouts for a long time, I went after him once or twice but I did not find him. It has been several years since my son left.
I went after him twice but they did not give us any news, we went there several times and we even got into a fight with them to the point that I cursed them and we almost got into a fight.
I told them that if you were really a political party, you would at least allow a family to see their children, so there was a fight between us and I did not go there again after that.
Through a friend of mine who was in Panjwan (a town in North-Iraq near the Iranian border), we found out that he had taken him to one of the villages called Navyan.
Even after me, that friend of mine had gone there again, but they had not allowed them to travel near their troops and did not let us know where our son was!
We had no problems at all in the family and my son did not have any problems at school, now why did he go to that group, probably because one of his friends deceived him, because he really was always against these groups when they are shown on Kurdish-language television.
Sometimes he would not even allow us to watch Kurdish news on TV ourselves, he was very down-to-earth and positive and did not do anything wrong.
Our son was studying to become a car mechanic. When my son went to those groups, he was in his last year of high school and I think he was 16 at the time.
If you know about him and you know where he is and I can go after him, be sure to let me know so that I can at least go after him and take him home.
God, we did not understand what happened when he left, and I was in Tehran at that time, and when I returned, after about 15 days, we found out that he had left.
We had no news of him anymore and I felt that he was dead until I heard from his friend who was in Panjwin that he was there and we went after him, but no matter how much we begged, they did not allow me to see my son.
This friend of mine, who was able to find out about my son, we used to work together at the border and was the driver of a heavy car. He is an Iraqi Kurd. After we found out that my son was gone, I begged my friend to find out about my son.
He told people he knew and thought they might be in the same group that he was trying to find my son, but to no avail.
Unfortunately, even PJAK itself did not give us any news. I myself am a kolber, and it has become very dangerous recently. Some nights the roads are closed and we can not go at all, and what can be said about the situation of Fardin’s mother, it is not good at all. She suffers psychologically and believes she was not a good mother, or else she could have prevented Fardin’s recruitment.
We were all shocked and are hundred percent sure he was deceived.