Following the ongoing talks with the families of the victims of the PKK / PJAK crimes, the Human Rights Watch of Iran has arranged a conversation with the brother of “Peyman Jafari”, another victim.
Peyman’s family still has no information about the location of his son’s body after receiving the news of their son’s death from 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 them about 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.
The full text of the conversation is as follows:
My brother Peyman was one of the children that really supported our family and was succesful in school, who was deceived by one of his cousins named “Dalir” with false promises and left for PJAK.
Dalir (Peyman’s cousin) was much older than Peyman, and was a fan of the group and later joined PJAK.
We have been to Iraq several times since Peyman was deceived by this group and joined them, but unfortunately PJAK did not allow us to meet with my brother.
After months of family pursuit to find out about my brother, in 2020, PJAK called us and said that Peyman had been killed.
But the news was that they did not know my brother’s body’s whereabouts and did not know his burial place.
Is it possible for someone to die without a grave? Even if this news is false, at least they did not show us a place to comfort the family of Peyman.
* * The Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch continues to pursue the fates of these individuals until a clear conclusion is reached about the Kurdish citizens trapped in militant groups. **