Following the ongoing talks with the families of the victims of the PKK / PJAK crimes, the Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch has arranged a conversation with “Nemat Aghabrai’s brother”, another victim.
One of the consistent approaches of militant groups such as the PKK / PJAK is that after one or more years of the children being killed, they inform the families that their children have been killed and in most cases do not report their burial place.
According to most families, PJAK has often pressured 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.
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. For years, the poverty and unemployment of the youth of the west of the country have caused them to do anything to get rid of this situation, including engaging in kolberi or cross-border smuggling.
Unfortunately, the biggest damage done to these young people is the Kurdish armed groups such as the PKK, whose members lead the youth with false promises to recruit them.
The full text of Nemat Aghabraee’s brother’s conversation is as follows:
My brother was a very calm and controlled person, he spent most of his life shepherding in the mountains, and as far as I can remember, Nemat never knew about these groups and was just happy to do his job.
Unfortunately, when he was working as a shepherd, PKK elements were able to deceive him.
He had spent some time there, and he himself said that they did not fulfill any of their promises.
They had told my brother that they would have a prosperous life for him as long as he joined them; But when he got there, he realized that all that talk was nonsense, so he decided to run away and return to Iran.
Nemat had been living a normal life for nearly three to four months when he suddenly disappeared again.
During our searches, we found out that PJAK elements had this time forcibly taken him away.
After visiting their headquarters several times, they accepted that yes, they had come after Nemat again and forcibly recruited him, they told us “Don’t look for your son anymore because we sent him to Turkey, he belongs to us.”
At the moment, we do not know where to go and in which institution to ask for help, given the circumstances created for us.