Tag Archives: child soldier

Hatem Khan Jahan’s father: Why should PJAK kill my son in Turkey?

Iran Kurdistan Human Rights Watch has continued its ongoing talks with the families of the victims of the PKK / PJAK crimes with “Hatem Khan Jahan’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, […]

PKK’s Syrian wing YPG also deceives, forcefully holds, and indoctrinates children

Not unlike Iranian wing PJAK, PKK's Syrian wing YPG continues to kidnap minors to use them as child soldiers. Muhammad Azad Hasan (15) is the latest victim.

Geneva Call co-founder: “The organization has unfortunately stopped monitoring the engagement taken by armed groups in some cases”

In an answer to IKHRW's correspondence with Elizabeth Decrey Warner, the former director of Geneva Call has said: "The organization has unfortunately stopped monitoring the engagement taken by armed groups in some cases".

Mother begs PJAK leader to be able to meet her child in Clubhouse meeting

In PJAK's latest Clubhouse meeting with Siamend Moeini, mother Shapool begged the leader to be able to meet her child that had been recruited three years ago. Moeini's answer was insufficient.

PKK recruits another child in Syrian Kurdistan

An organization, affiliated with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), has reportedly abducted another child in Syrian Kurdistan, a local source said on Sunday. The 16-year-old girl was reportedly kidnapped by the organization of Jwanen Shorishger, also known as the Revolutionary Youth, in Derik area, Syrian Kurdistan, as the PKK-affiliated continues to recruit teenagers and prepare […]

Peyman Jafari’s (16) brother: PJAK said it does not know where my brother’s body is

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 […]

The need for a “serious response from the Iranian government” to the actions of Kurdish militant groups

Zahra Shukru from Selmas (14 years old) was eager to escape carpet weaving, and lured into PKK/PJAK membership under false pretenses. Recurrence of her bitter fate must be prevented.

Diyar Jahanbakhsh’s father: “PJAK has deceived my 14-year-old son”

The Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch has continued its ongoing talks with the families of the victims of the PKK / PJAK crimes with the father of “Diar Jahanbakhsh”, another victim. One of the most frequent outcomes of having your child recruited by militant groups such as the PKK / PJAK, is not hearing anything […]

Kamel Salimi’s father is worried sick: “We haven’t hear any news about our son for more than 3 years!”

Kamel Salimi's father is worried sick. His family hasn't heard any news about their son for more than 3 years! He disappeared suddenly after being deceived by PJAK.

Family of teenager recruited by PJAK: My brother’s body is buried somewhere in Syria

Amin Randigonbodi was a teenager when recruited by PJAK, some time before his obituary announcement was published from far away, from Syria. Amin is the son of Abdul Rahman Randigonbodi, from Urmia. His brother emphasized in an interview with IKHRW’s reporter that Amin was not a militant, had no particular political beliefs, and had no […]
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