A report by the Barzani-affiliated Basnews Agency has investigated the kidnapping of Kurdish children by the PKK / PJAK. The report of this news agency states that “PKK abducts, arms the Kurdish children in Iranian Kurdistan and kills those who try to escape.”
The report goes on to say, “According to information received by Basnews, the PKK prevents children from returning and kills them. Some time ago, Maryam Khedr announced in a short video that her 13-year-old daughter, Asrin Mohammadi, had been abducted by the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) and killed by the group after Asrin tried to escape.”
The report goes on to say that “Basnews sources show that the PKK has abducted and armed children in all Kurdish regions. For some time, the abduction of children in Shangal/Sinjar and Syrian Kurdistan had become the agenda of the town, and Kurdish politicians and intellectuals opposed the PKK’s actions. They took a stand. As a reaction, the Yazidi Kurds also staged demonstrations against the PKK.