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International duty of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region in the fight against terrorist groups

According to international law, the countries, as a duty, must not allow their territories to be used against the national security of neighboring countries. According to the Declaration of Principles for Friendly Relations in International Law, no country should be a host nor a refuge place for terrorist groups. The 1944 Declaration on the Eradication […]

Turkish border guards commits crimes against the Iranian Kolbars; Strange silence by the Iranian government

Reports indicate that an Iranian Kolbar was killed and another was injured under torture by Turkish forces. According to news sources, Turkish border guards “sexually and physically abused the two Kolbars and injured them with knives”. Turkish forces fired on Bahram Samadi and Hassan Kachalanloo. Hassan Kachalanloo was shot dead by Turkish border guards, and […]

Turkish army kills and tortures two Iranian kolbers!

On April 16th, two kolbers coming from Iranian Kurdistan, West-Azerbaijan province, in the district of Van Çaldıran were tortured at the border post. Hasan Keçelanlu, one of the kolbers, lost his life, and Behnam Semedi was seriously injured. In the Beydoğan Police Station in the Çaldıran district of Van, it was claimed that the kolbers […]

A new conspiracy targeting Sinjar

Once more, it seems the Yezidi-populated area Sinjar is under imminent threat – as it has been for quite a while. Sinjar has become a thorn in Erdogan’s eye, as the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) has been operating there freely. Yet, this time, the threat seems larger than a sole Turkish invasion of PKK-controlled territory. […]

Understanding Iran; an Impenetrable Bulwark Strategically Located between West and East

Iran as a Mountain Bulwark To properly understand Iran’s position in the Middle East, one must not only look at its religion, internal affairs or its complex foreign politics, but simply its topography and history. One look at the map shows you several important facts about the country. Iran is a vast country, it measures […]

Braille alphabet for Kurdish language

According to the Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch (IKHRW), quoting a group of scientific and cultural activists, the blind in Kurdistan province in collaboration with the University of Kurdistan, have created a Braille alphabet for the Kurdish language. The blind people of Kurdistan University have formed a center namely SOMA to work for improving the […]

Heart Surgery on Kurdish novelist and winner of Mehregan Adab Prize

Ata Nahayi, a Kurdish writer and winner of the Mehregan Adab Literary Prize, was admitted to Imam Ali Hospital in Kermanshah for heart surgery and was transferred to the intensive care unit after surgery. Dr. Fereydoun Sabzi, an internationally renowned Kurdish specialist, performed the surgery. Kawan Nahayi, the son of Ata Nahayi, says his father’s […]

Galeban: Government offers 300 million Rials to Qotur

In an interview with Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch, Rasoul Galeban, a Kurdish activist and journalist, described the current situation of people and homes in the Qotur earthquake-hit region as “deplorable” and described “lack of management assistance” as an important factor in failing to deliver better services to the people. In a part of his […]

Hooshmand Alipoor: Armed Human Rights Activity?!

Four Turkish Kurdish political parties issued a joint statement condemning Iran for issuing the death sentence for Hoshmand Alipour and demanded the abolition of the death sentence and releaing him. In their statement, they claim that members of the Komala, the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK) are in Iran’s prisons. […]