Nian Darvishi’s (16) father: “PJAK did not allow me to visit my daughter at all”

Nian Darvishi is now 16 years old. She has been deceived by PJAK forces three years ago, and was taken from her village while her father was at work. The family has done everything to follow up on her fate, to no avail. Her family is desperate to receive news about her.

Human Rights violations

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 the father of “Nian Darvishi”, another victim.

Nian Darvishi’s family has no information about their daughter today, three years after their now 16-year-old daughter was abducted by PJAK.

One of the constant approaches of militant groups such as PKK / PJAK is the delay of death announcements. One or several years after the children are in fact killed, they inform the families, and in most cases do not even inform where their burial place is. This leaves families questioning whether their child is really deceased or still alive and held against his/her will.

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 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:

For some time, the members of the PJAK group had a lot of traffic in our village. They would pass through our village on their way to the border, and ask for supplies. But Nian was a girl who was very close to her family, she did not have a particular opinion or information whatsoever about these groups.

Therefore, during these trips Nian was targeted. There were girls of her age among them, and they came to introduce themselves to her. And in the end, they deceived my little girl with lies and empty promises.

I was working as a carpenter as usual when I was told that Nian was leaving. We tried to follow her, but their pace was much higher than ours.

After various pursuits by people who had previously joined these groups and managed to escape after a while, we came to the conclusion that we would not find our teenage daughter again, because everything we did was deadlocked.

We also visited their headquarters, but PJAK never allowed us to meet with our daughter.

Today, three years after our teenage daughter was abducted, I, as a 64-year-old father, as well as other family members, are just waiting for news from Nian.

Finally, we ask all relevant devices that can help us to inform us if they have any news or information about our abducted girl.


** 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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