Milad Yousefi’s brother: We have no news about my brother’s fate in PJAK

Following the ongoing talks with the families of the victims of the PKK / PJAK crimes, the Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch of Iran has arranged another conversation with the brother of Milad Yousefi, another victim.

Milad Yousefi’s family, after several years since his disappearance, has no news or information about Milad’s fate, because PJAK has not let them contact the only brother and member of Milad’s family until today!

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 to talk not 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:

When Milad was a teenager, our mother and father divorced, and we – their two children –  lived in our grandmother’s house, and of course, my brother (Milad) and I spent some time together in a rented house.

Family problems caused Milad to turn to drugs, and of course, there was disagreement and tension between Milad and me.

However, the situation developed in such a way that Milad and I had been working in Kolberi (cross-border smuggling) for some time in order to make a living that way.



One of the nights that we were working on the border, Milad had withdrawal effects from the drugs he used and lagged behind. He had an encounter with members of PJAK, who, realizing his unstable conditions and problems in life, take advantage of this situation and deceive Milad.

Years after the separation of Milad, today I have no information about the fate of my brother and PJAK has not informed me about his condition at all.

I hope to hear from my brother soon and ask any government or organization that can help him to return home and start the life he deserves


** The Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch continues to pursue these individuals until a clear conclusion is reached about the unknown fate of Kurdish citizens trapped in militant groups. **

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