Tag Archives: PKK child soldiers

Recommendations concerning the prevention of more unnecessary victims such as “Hediye Tahai”

Much has been said about the reasons for recruitment of youngsters by the PKK and PJAK. The children of such families, who can not bear the economic and social problems and of course the sometimes unreasonable and irrational pressures of their parents, seek refuge, but are unaware that the paths they choose are going nowhere […]

While 4 more children are abducted by PKK’s Syrian wing; Dana Ahmadi’s mother yearns for answers

The Syrian wing of the PKK, the YPG, has recruited four more children in a renewed violation of international law and norms in northern Syria’s Aleppo province Wednesday. Militants kidnapped 14-year-old Sevsen Dervis and 16-year-old Nisrin Habas from the Eshme village on Feb. 26.     They also kidnapped 14-year-old Muhammed and 14-year-old Diyar Muhammed […]

PKK’s Syrian wing continues to kidnap minors: Alan Ibish

The family of the child Alan Ibish, who was kidnapped by the PYD militia in Aleppo, appealed to the responsible authorities for the immediate release of their child, Alan, who was kidnapped twenty-seven days ago. The fascist revolutionary youth movement that operates as a part of PKK in Syria “Ciwanen Shoreshger” kidnapped the minor Kurdish […]

PKK publishes death announcement of 5 children, 5 years after their deaths

PKK publishes death of 5 children, 5 years later, to avoid punishment for the crime of recruiting children. Meanwhile, PJAK also continues to recruit child soldiers...

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.

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 […]