Category Archives: Serdasht Osman

Sardasht Osman Remembered on the Ninth Anniversary of his Murder

By Ismael Aziz: Journalists and human rights activists have been remembering Sardasht Osman, who was murdered nine years ago this month. On 5 May, the 23-year-old Kurdish freelance journalist and anti-corruption campaigner was commemorated across the Kurdistan Region and around the world. In Kurdistan’s Erbil region, there was a gathering at Sardasht Osman’s graveside in the village of…

Kurdistan remembers Serdasht Osman

News and Comment by the  Kurdistan Tribune: The second anniversary of Serdasht Osman’s murder was commemorated today at events across south Kurdistan. In his home city of Erbil, a group of journalists from all the local newspapers held a seminar. This was attended by a representative from the US Consulate who stated that the US…

Double dip sorrow for family of journalist Sardasht Osman

By Mufid Abdulla: This article first appeared on September 25, 2010 on It seems like only yesterday, yet when it was reported almost five months ago about the young, freelance journalist Sardasht Osman who was abducted from Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan, on 4th May and whose body was found two days later in the…

The unstoppable fight for justice: Interview with Serdasht’s brother, Bakir Osman

KT Interview with Bakir Osman: Bakir Osman is the elder brother of Serdasht Osman, who was a journalist and final-year student at the University of Selahedin. Serdasht was abducted on 4 May 2010 in front of his university. Two days later, his body was found in neighbouring Mosul city with a bullet shot to his mouth….

Sardasht Osman: Death did not silence him

Sardasht Osman

By Mufid Abdulla: At the beginning of May 2010 Sardasht Osman knew that his death warrant had been issued but, characteristically, this did not stop him from going to university and meeting with his friends. He knew very well that his days were numbered but he also understood that the price of truth is high….

London seminar on second anniversary of murder of Sardasht Osman

Sardasht Osman remembered

The Freedom Umbrella is holding a seminar on the second anniversary of the murder (on 4th May, 2010) of the young Kurdish journalist Sardasht Osam. This event is open to the public: Date: Saturday 5th May 2012 Time: 7-10pm Venue: River Court Methodist Church, King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9JT Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about…