Following the ongoing talks with the families of the victims of the PKK / PJAK crimes, the Human Rights Watch of Iran has arranged another conversation with the cousin of “Mohammad Amin Gholami”, another victim.
The family of Mohammad Amin Gholami has no information about him and does not know what happened to him in PJAK.
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 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:
Mohammad Amin’s father passed away several years ago, so Mohammad and his sister and old mother lived with us, and we always tried to help them as much as we could, but unfortunately we were not in a good financial position.
Mohammad Amin also tried hard to go to work and earn an income, but because he could not find a job and there was no job available, he was very depressed.
In our family, there was never a name from any political party, and I never thought that Mohammad Amin would make such a decision one day, although it is better to say that it was not his own decision, it was the decision of his friend named Hamid.
Apparently, Hamid was already in contact with PJAK, and when he himself confessed to us upon his return, he said that “amid ‘our emotional exchanges’, I offered him to become a member of this group to get rid of this bad life situation, so we decided to let’s go together, but when we got there we realized what a big mistake we had made because living there was more deplorable than living in the height of poverty in our village”
It has been three months since Hamid returned, but unfortunately there is no news about my cousin, we do not know what to do.
With all the problems we have, I do not know what to do with the cries of his sister and old mother.
Some time ago, I wanted to go to Iraq to find out about Mohammad Amin, but his friend Hamid, who had returned, told me that it was not possible for me to go there and see Mohammad Amin, let alone want to bring him back.
We really do not know where to take refuge and from whom to get help.
Why do the leaders of this group (PJAK) play like this with the future of a teenager and the feelings of a family?
** 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. **