Younes Rostami’s father: We have not heard from my son for 20 years

Iran Kurdistan Human Rights Watch has continued its ongoing talks with the families of the victims of the PKK / PJAK crime with “Younes Rostami’s father”, 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.

The full text of this conversation is as follows:

Younes was a very calm and submissive boy, he had never violated my honor.
Unfortunately, the problems that Younes’s stepmother had with him led him to leave home and family, although I admit that he was right, that my wife never treated my son well…
Sometimes, when he was a child and wouldn’t sleep, I would even drive around with him inside my car until he fell asleep, so she wouldn’t harm him.
As much as possible, I raised my son and sent him to the army (all men between 18-40 are obliged to military subscription, and join the army for 18 months).
And so it was, and all of a sudden my son Younes disappeared. I was told he became a member of a party and it was very unlikely I would find him, but I went to Iraq as a last chance to maybe find him among them.
I went to the headquarters of Komala and KDPI and showed them the photo, but they said that he was not among them, so I went to the PKK headquarters in Qandil, but unlike those two parties, the PKK members did not give me a definite answer.
Based on my follow-up, I knew that Younes had become a member of the PKK, but why did they not respond?

They did not say he was alive, nor did they say he was dead.

I raised this boy with great difficulties and I have not known about my son for twenty years now.

I ask all organizations, people and anyone who knows anything about my son’s fate to please let us know.

Why did the PKK / PJAK deprive me of seeing my son? Why is he still not answering me after twenty years ?!

** 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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