According to the information received by the Human Rights Watch of Iranian Kurdistan and verified, “Mahmoud Salahi” with the organizational name “Ardal Agit” was a Kermanshah native.
According to this information, he was born in Dalaho, Kermanshah. His father’s name was “Akbar” and his mother’s name was “Hajar”.
The child was deceived in 2009 in unusual ways by militant groups and recruited by PKK and PJAK militants, and no details have been released about him since.
The watchdog is trying to obtain more information from him, which it will publish as soon as it is available to inform the family and human rights activists. We also ask those who have any information about “Mahmoud Salahi” to cooperate in finding any information about the boy.
It is worth mentioning that he was allegedly killed on August 19, 2016 in Ararat, in the border region (Tandurek), but there is no evidence to prove this claim, and there is no news about him or the body of this child. The family remains in doubt whether their child is killed or alive.
Earlier, the Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch issued a call for clarity surrounding the disappearance of Iranian Kurdish children, in which it asked all human rights organizations and associations to assist in order to better address this issue.
Recruitment of underage must stop, clarity must be brought to the fates of those earlier recruited.