Tag Archives: child soldiers

The continual use of children as soldiers in P.K.K

Firat news agency, the official organ of P.K.K armed group, has announced that it has recruited new members. The P.K.K announced in news: “9 more youths announced their joining to P.K.K by reading a statement. These young people declared that living freely in the mountains is Abdullah Ojalan’s lifestyle.” (Assuming the news is true and […]

Introducing the “Paris Principles on the Participation of Children in Armed Conflict”

۵۹ countries signed the Paris Principles and Paris Commitments, which outline a practical approach to prevent the use of child soldiers and reintegrating current child soldiers into society. The Paris Principles on the Participation of Children in Armed Conflict, adopted in 2007, define a child soldier as follows: “A child who is with a state […]

Children’s rights

Children’s rights: prohibiting the use of children as soldiers in armed conflicts. As the most vulnerable members of human society, children need serious support from the international community, both in practical and theoretical-legal dimensions; because many crimes have been committed against this part of society. The development of children’s rights is aimed at defending their […]

Syrian Human Rights Watch report on child soldiers

The Syrian Democratic Forces refuse to return a child conscripted forcibly from Raqqa. The Syria Monitoring Network for Human Rights said that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), through the Revolutionary Youth affiliated to it in Raqqa governorate, kidnapped a 16-year-old boy with a terminal illness. The Syria Monitoring Network for Human Rights learned through its […]

How did they send Behzad to the mountains?

Behzad had conflicts and problems with his mother and they did not get along somehow. According to his father, some of Behzad’s friends tricked him and took him to PJAK. Behzad Mahmoudi was only 15 years old at that time and it can be said that he was a child. Of course, we should also […]

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".

PKK child soldiers suffer psychological damage: Who was “Hussein Chinga”?

PJAK child soldier Hossein Chingeh suffered tremendously after his commander Amed Malazgirt tossed him aside. He died in Turkey's Botan region.

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.

UNICEF: will you help us return PJAK’s child soldiers home?

The kidnapping of minors and the deception of the youth in all countries with a Kurdish minority and the presence of PKK-affiliated organizations continues. This also happens on a regular basis in Iranian Kurdistan, where Iranian Kurdish teenagers are influenced and deceived both through social media platforms and local handlers deliberately targeting them, to be […]

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 […]
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