Category Archives: Human rights

Free Abdullah Ocalan

Peace in Kurdistan Statement: Peace in Kurdistan Campaign statement on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of his abduction on 15th February 2016 Abdullah Ocalan was captured in Kenya in 1999 and flown to Turkey where he has been imprisoned ever since. For millions of Kurdish people in Turkey, Syria, Iran, Iraq and across the…

New Website Launched for Human Rights in Iran

KT Report: A new website, Iran Rights Transparency (IRT) has been launched to cover news and in-depth issues on human rights in Iran. Its vision states: “Over the last three decades … the United Nations human rights system has been pushing its old-fashioned rhetoric on Iran; nevertheless with its fruitless agenda, policies and operation, the system admits…

ISIS Supporter Turkey Continues Killing Kurds: Over 162 Killed!

Press Release, Democratic Union Initiative, UK: LONDON DEMONSTRATIONS, TODAY: 1st DEMO: 11/01/2016 – 1pm in front of the Turkish Embassy: 43 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PA United Kingdom 2nd DEMO: 11/01/2016 – 6pm in front of the Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing St, London SW1A 2AA The Turkish state executed 12 Kurdish youths in the…

Turkish State and Government Launch All-Out War Against the Kurds

Kurdistan National Congress (KNK), Statement: After the coup against the 7 June 2015 elections, under the leadership of President Erdogan, the Turkish state launched a full-blown war against the Kurds. The state, which has even deployed the navy in Kurdistan, is utilising all its traditional dirty tactics. For several weeks curfews have been imposed in…

Kurdish American Education Society LA Condemns Assassination of Mr. Tahir Elci, President of Kurdish Bar Association in Turkey  

Press Release : We the member of the Kurdish American Education Society Los Angles are saddened and shocked by news of the assassination of the prominent Kurdish lawyer, Mr. Tahir Elci in Turkey. We vehemently denounce this assassination and express our condolences to his family and the entire Kurdish nation through out the world. His…

To The International Democratic Opinion: Stop Turkish Aggression!

Rebwar Reshid

By Rebwar Rashed, KNK Co-President:While the International Coalition, democracies and many decent people around the world are preoccupied with ISIS´s terrorist activities far beyond Syria and Iraq, Turkey is deepening its war against the Kurdish people as never before. Turkey’s war against the indigenous people in the Middle East comprises prohibiting the mother-tongue, culture and…

Thousands of Turkish Police, Soldiers and Special Operation Teams Are Daily Attacking Kurdish Cities With Heavy Weapons

Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Press Release: Since 24th of July, 32 civilians have been killed, and several injured. Turkish military and police forces in Kurdistan reportedly say: ‘Many people will die and we will remain in the districts till the end of elections`. After 48 hours of attacks in Şırnak’s Cizre district and the murder…

Iran: Between Fuad and Behrouz, an Islamic Fascism!

Rebwar Reshid

By Rebwar Rashed: Iran, according to US President Carter in 1977, was “an island of stability in one of the more troubled areas of the world”. But it became a centre of murder and destruction just two years later. The Ayatollahs came to power in 1979 and established the Islamic state which soon developed into…

Domestic Workers in South Kurdistan

Biryar Bahhaalddin

By Biryar Bahhaalddin: There are many different views about the domestic workers in Kurdistan. Are they workers or slaves? Is it process of hiring or of purchasing like commodities? Is it an ordinary matter or like going back to the slavery era of the Roman Empire? Some people claim that bringing domestic workers into Kurdistan…

An Open Letter of Protest and Condemnation against the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The Execution of Kurdish Political Prisoner, Mansour Arvand To the UN Secretary General and The UN  High Commissioner for Human Rights Dear Secretary General: The Kurdish Human Rights Advocacy Group (KHRAG) and Kurdish community in Southern California vehemently condemn the savage execution of Mansour Arvand, a Kurdish political prisoner by the Islamic Republic of Iran…

Farzad Kamangar: Icon Representing Political Prisoners Executed by Iranian Regime

By Ava Homa: “I will eventually get out of here. The butterfly that flew away in the night told me my fortune,” Farzad Kamangar wrote in prison, shortly before the Iranian government made the decision to place a noose around his neck. It was on May 10, 2010—Mother’s Day—that Farzad’s mother heard through the media…

Free Kurd Singer Nudem Durak: Stop This Cruel Mockery of the Peace Process

KT Report: The case of Nudem Durak, the young Kurdish singer recently jailed by the Turkish authorities, places another huge question mark over the faltering peace process between the Turkish state and the country’s 15-million-plus Kurds. Nudem, a talented young woman who is not directly involved in politics, has been thrown into jail, according to…

A Few Days’ Life of Revolution in Halabja

By Yasin Aziz: Published on Amazon, 24th April 2015 This is the story of my generation’s experience from the time of the 1961 September (Aylul) Revolution. As a child in Halabja I witnessed most of what was happening when the Iraqi monarchy was overthrown, with the hope of a democratic government and equality for all…

No End in Sight to Violence and Persecution: Iraq 12 Years after the Fall of Saddam Hussein

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights Press Release: Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights calls on Iraqi government to ensure access to rehabilitation for survivors of the Ba’ath regime and victims of recent human rights abuses. Erbil, 9 April 2015 – On the occasion of the 12th anniversary of the fall of the Ba’ath regime, the Jiyan…

The Human Rights Situation in Iran

By Dr. Kamal Sido: Hassan Rohani, President of the Republic of Iran, is acknowledged as a reformer. Many even believe he will open his country. But since his accession to office the number of executions and the amount of human rights abuses has instead increased. Back in August 2013, when Hassan Rohani was elected as…