Tag Archives: human rights

Women, identity and armed conflicts

 The use of women and girls as “human shields” is a global issue that is pursued in international capacities to prevent humanitarian disasters. In the Middle East today, the two keywords “gender” and “ethnicity” have become the basis and focus of the actions of various performers in various conflicts. Meanwhile, the marginalization of women and […]

PJAK’s new crime; Announcing the death of an Iranian member after 9 months

PJAK, the armed and militant group, which has been repeatedly criticized by human rights organizations for abducting and deceiving children and their disappearance, in its latest crime, has published the names of 2 of its members nine months after they were killed. Firat News Agency, the media organ of PKK/PJAK, has published the names of […]

The United States, Canada, and the European Union welcome a report on freedom of expression in Kurdistan

Representatives of the United States, Canada, the European Union and member states in Erbil welcome a UNAMI report on the state of freedom of expression and fair trial in the Kurdistan Region, published at the end of last month.   Report about Freedom of Expression and Media Work in the Kurdistan Region On Wednesday, 22-12-2021, […]

PKK admits to abduct the children, governments and NGOs are silent

‌Firat News Agency, affiliated with the PKK terrorist group, has tried to deceive the readers by false practices in recent years, and exculpating the PKK of its dirty policy of kidnapping and recruiting children as armed force and hiding the fact. Recent events, however, prove a change in this policy of the PKK-‌Firat, and indicate […]

Human Rights Watch urges Turkey not to expel pro-Kurdish parliamentarian

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Turkey not to remove a pro-Kurdish deputy from his seat in parliament. It’s expected that the Turkish government will strip Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu of his parliamentary status on Wednesday and jail him. Gergerlioglu, a member of parliament for the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) representing Kocaeli province in western […]

How the NY Times whitewashed Turkey’s human rights record in Syria

By Syrians for Truth and Justice The New York Times recently published an article about Turkey’s role protecting civilians in the areas it controls in Syria’s Afrin region. For many Americans, this will be the most recent, if not the only, news they hear about Afrin. However, the article offers an unbalanced portrait of the […]

Osman Bashaghali: “arming the children is an illegal and inhumane act”

In an exclusive interview with Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch (IKHRW) on the question of child recruitment in Kurdish armed groups, Osman Bashaghali, a Kurdish journalist, believes that “we cannot expect the rules and regulations of civil society to be implemented in a state of emergency and war”. Stressing the role of culture and inciting […]

PKK, FIRAT News Agency and Child ‌ Soldiers; clumsy lie and passive disclaim

As the Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch (IKHRW) reports, terrorist groups have always recruited children as soldiers to compensate their lack of experienced armed men. ISIS and al-Qaeda in the Middle East and Africa and other armed and mafia groups in East Asia and Europe, all recruit the children for suicide attacks, carrying the weapons […]

In the name of… Human Rights

In today’s modern warfare, geopolitics and society, Human Rights has become one of the most abused words in the dictionary. Politicians, movements and governments use the phrase ‘Human Rights’ to discredit their opponents, as an argument to attack, to kill and invade, and as a tool to justify their own actions and policies. The horrors […]

UN Human Rights Council to SDF: Stop child soldiers recruitment

The report of the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council on human rights violations in Syria condemns human rights violations by Turkey and the PKK-affiliated Syrian Democratic Forces. The Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch (IKHRW) provides presents a summary: The 25-page UN report on widespread human rights abuses by Turkey and its proxy […]
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