Archive for category: NEWS

  • Clashes between civilians and the police force in Merîwan during Newroz celebration

    Clashes between civilians and the police force in Merîwan during Newroz celebration

    KURDISTAN 23 March 2017 22:56:23 no comments

    On 20th March during Newroz eve, while Kurdish people were trying to gather for a Newroz celebration, an attack took place by Iranian security forces, leading to clashes between civilians and the police force. Few days prior to Newroz,  the celebration of Newroz was to be banned in many Rojhelat […]

     
  • Videos of Rojhelat’s Newroz celebration

    Videos of Rojhelat’s Newroz celebration

    KURDISTAN, VIDEO 23 March 2017 22:40:00 no comments

    Despite all bans and pressures from the Iranian regime, people of Rojhelat (Eastern Kurdistan) welcomed Newroz and the Kurdish new year with massive celebrations along the country sides of Rojhelat. Here are some videos of Rojhelat’s Newroz celebration.   Hewraman Remekî, Dalahoo Mountains Tengî Ser, Sine Suburb Şino, Ûrmiye Province […]

     
  • Newroz fire lit in Tehran by APOist Women and Youth

    Newroz fire lit in Tehran by APOist Women and Youth

    NEWS 22 March 2017 14:19:19 no comments

    A group of Kurdish activists, named themselves APOist Women and Youth, lit Newroz fire in Tehran. APOist Women and Youth declared a message and stated: “We congratulate Kurdish leader “Rêber APO” (Abdullah Öcalan), the people of Rojhelat as well as the people of Iran and everybody else celebrating this day […]

     
  • The co-chair of PJAK Zîlan Vejîn’s Newroz Message

    The co-chair of PJAK Zîlan Vejîn’s Newroz Message

    FEATURED NEWS, NEWS, VIDEO 21 March 2017 14:45:31 no comments

    In a video message for Newroz, Zîlan Vejîn the co-chair of PJAK (Free Life Party of Kurdistan) invited people to express their demands in Newroz and said: “If people and political parties be internally united considering the status of Iran, Rojava’s achievement can be repeated in Rojhelat as well. The […]

     
  • PKK: Lets celebrate Newroz with the spirit of resistance

    PKK: Lets celebrate Newroz with the spirit of resistance

    FEATURED NEWS, NEWS 19 March 2017 21:54:31 no comments

    Kurdistan Workers’ Party, PKK Executive Committee issued a written statement on Newroz. In its statement, the PKK said “We are in a new Newroz; our day of unity, resistance and freedom. As the movement and the people, we celebrate this Newroz with the determination of the motto “We will prevail.” […]

     
  • Kurdish citizens arrested in Bojnord of Xorasan for dancing Kurmanci style

    Kurdish citizens arrested in Bojnord of Xorasan for dancing Kurmanci style

    ART & CULTURE 12 March 2017 14:32:31 no comments

    More than two million Kurmanci Kurds living in  Xorasan of Iran, are being repressed due to their cultural identity. Kurmanci dance is a part of the historical Kurdish culture in Xorasan, yet some citizens in the city of Bojnord have been arrested for dancing Kurdish style dance. The public prosecutor […]

     
  • March 8 messages from imprisoned female MPs: We’ll build another world

    March 8 messages from imprisoned female MPs: We’ll build another world

    WOMEN 9 March 2017 10:55:21 no comments

    Imprisoned HDP female MPs send messages for March 8, International Women’s Day. HDP Co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ, HDP MPs Besime Konca, Çağlar Demirel, Selma Irmak, Meral Danış Beştaş and Gülser Yıldırım sent their messages from prisons on International Women’s Day. Imprisoned HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) female MPs send messages for March […]

     
  • Women from Rojhelat celebrated March 8 and said “NO” to Erdoğan’s dictatorship

    Women from Rojhelat celebrated March 8 and said “NO” to Erdoğan’s dictatorship

    WOMEN 9 March 2017 09:58:16 no comments

    In Sine  a city of the Rojhelat (Eastern Kurdistan), women celebrated March 8, International Women’s Day and said, “We also say ‘NO’ to Erdoğan’s dictatorship.” Women from Sine gathered for March 8, International Women’s Day and issued a press statement. Noting that the Kurdish people live under the oppression of […]

     
  • To the Phoenixes of My Country

    To the Phoenixes of My Country

    WOMEN 8 March 2017 13:15:32 no comments

    To the Phoenixes of My Country 1 By Farzad Kamangar 2 Hello, my precious, today is Women’s Day, the day that I always long for. On this day, instead of your kind hands, my thoughts are decorated with a narcissus flower more chaotic than your tresses. It has been two […]

     
  • RONAK held its first congress in Sweden

    RONAK held its first congress in Sweden

    WOMEN 6 March 2017 21:27:00 no comments

    Saturday, March 4,  Kurdish women gathered in Stockholm to inaugurate the new organization called RONAK, which stands for Rojhelat Womens National Association in Sweden. RONAK members held their very first Congress and the main subject was women’s situation in eastern Kurdistan (Rojhelat) and in Iran, but above all, how the […]

     
  • KHRN: Religious extremists continue attack on female artists in Kermashan

    KHRN: Religious extremists continue attack on female artists in Kermashan

    WOMEN 5 March 2017 09:42:00 no comments

    Religious extremists have continued to attack solo female artists in Kermashan (Kirmaşan) as the head of Qom Seminary Teachers Society (QSTS) has been demanding more restraints on “such unlawful acts” in a public letter to local governor. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) reported that on 29 January of this year […]

     
  • HRANA: Kurdish Filmmaker Keywan Karimi Was Attacked And Beaten In Evin Prison

    HRANA: Kurdish Filmmaker Keywan Karimi Was Attacked And Beaten In Evin Prison

    ART & CULTURE 4 March 2017 13:30:20 no comments

    On Saturday, February 25 jailed Kurdish documentary filmmaker Keywan Karimi was attacked and beaten by inmates at Evin Prison. According to a report by the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Karimi’s attackers were inmates serving time for crimes not connected to political offenses or violations of national security. Karimi […]

     
  • YPJ fighter: Fascism lost, women’s emancipation ideology prevailed

    YPJ fighter: Fascism lost, women’s emancipation ideology prevailed

    WOMEN 4 March 2017 13:16:25 no comments

    Women’s Defense Units-YPJ fighter Zenobia Viyan who has been taking part in the war in Aleppo ongoing for 6 years spoke to ANF. Viyan stated that there has been a great display of resistance despite the strict embargo and siege in Aleppo for 6 years and that women have been […]

     
  • Danish envoy summoned by Iran over Copenhagen embassy attack

    Danish envoy summoned by Iran over Copenhagen embassy attack

    NEWS 3 March 2017 22:12:43 no comments

    Denmark’s ambassador to Iran has been summoned by the foreign ministry in Tehran after at least six people broke into its diplomatic mission in Copenhagen, taking down the Islamic Republic’s flag and putting up offensive placards. “Following four anti-revolutionary elements’ attack on our country’s embassy in Copenhagen on the current […]

     
  • Ezidi MP Feleknas Uca awarded Clara Zetkin Woman’s Prize

    Ezidi MP Feleknas Uca awarded Clara Zetkin Woman’s Prize

    WOMEN 2 March 2017 19:39:33 no comments

    Feleknas Uca, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Amed (Diyarbakir) in Bakur (Turkey’s southeast), has been awarded the 7th Clara Zetkin Woman’s Prize by Germany’s Left Party, Die Linke. Uca will accept the prize in Berlin on 3 March. Die Linke has been granting the prize to politically and socially […]

     
  • HDP: Newroz to be celebrated with the slogan “We’ll definitely win”

    HDP: Newroz to be celebrated with the slogan “We’ll definitely win”

    NEWS 2 March 2017 15:14:27 no comments

    Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and Democratic Regions Party (DBP) announce the program of Newroz. The newroz celebration will take place in 35 places between March 17 and 21 with the slogan “We’ll definitely win“. The celebration will start in Nisêbîn on March 17 and finalize in Amed and Wan on […]

     
  • PJAK held a seminar on political situation of Rojhelat and Iran

    PJAK held a seminar on political situation of Rojhelat and Iran

    NEWS 1 March 2017 23:00:29 no comments

    Last Saturday, 25th February, the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) held a seminar in Stockholm, Sweden. The seminar was held for PJAK’s co-chair, Siamand Moini, who provided an analysis of the latest development in the Middle East, with a focus on Rojhelat and Iran. Moini claimed that solving the […]

     
  • KODAR calls on Kurdish people to take a stance against AKP fascism

    KODAR calls on Kurdish people to take a stance against AKP fascism

    NEWS 1 March 2017 10:21:22 no comments

    In a recent statement, the Democratic and Free Society of Eastern Kurdistan (KODAR) referred to Erdogan – the President of the Republic of Turkey – as a fascist, and called on everyone to defend Northern Kurdistan (Bakur). In the announcement, KODAR hinted that the fascism of the Republic of Turkey […]

     
  • KNK’s Condolence to the family of Essa Moosa and his relatives

    KNK’s Condolence to the family of Essa Moosa and his relatives

    NEWS 27 February 2017 13:14:12 no comments

    KNK: We extend our condolences to the family of Essa Moosa, the people of South Africa, the Kurdish people, and the whole humanity The South African revolutionary, the lawyer of Nelson Mandela and Abdullah Ocalan, Mr. Essa Moosa has sadly left us today. His passing away is a massive loss […]

     
  • KHRN: Iran forces detain Kurdish activist Farzaneh Jalali in Kirmaşan

    KHRN: Iran forces detain Kurdish activist Farzaneh Jalali in Kirmaşan

    WOMEN 27 February 2017 11:13:59 no comments

    Iranian security forces arrested Kurdish women’s right activist Farzaneh Jalali on 23 February in Kirmaşan and transferred her to an unknown location. According to Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) sources, Jalali was contacted by the local notary office that asked her to go to their office, and the Iranian security […]