Archive for category: NEWS

  • KHRN: Iran court sentences Kurdish writer to three years in prison

    KHRN: Iran court sentences Kurdish writer to three years in prison

    NEWS 13 April 2017 19:00:40 no comments

    Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court in Urmiye sentenced Kurdish writer and student Elî Bedrxanî to three years in prison on 29 March, local sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). He was first arrested two years ago at his sister’s home on Christmas Day on 25 December 2014, after which […]

     
  • Kurdish political prisoners in Rojhelat and Iran on solidarity hunger strike

    Kurdish political prisoners in Rojhelat and Iran on solidarity hunger strike

    NEWS 12 April 2017 21:27:54 no comments

    Six Kurdish political prisoners in Rojhelat (East Kurdistan) and Iran jails have started three-day hunger strike in solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey and Bakur (North Kurdistan) jails. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) announced last night that six prisoners in Urmiye and Tabriz prisons have started three-day […]

     
  • RONAK condemns Stockholm attack

    RONAK condemns Stockholm attack

    NEWS 7 April 2017 21:35:28 no comments

    RONAK (Women’s Organizations in Eastern Kurdistan) condemn the terrorist attack that took place today and share the grief of the Swedish people. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. In order to live in peace and freedom it requires that we work together to fight terrorism and stop […]

     
  • HDP lawmaker visits racist attack victim in UK hospital

    HDP lawmaker visits racist attack victim in UK hospital

    NEWS 6 April 2017 19:12:55 no comments

    Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Faysal Sariyildiz visited 17-year-old Reker Ahmed, who was the victim of a “savage attack” in Croydon, England recently and said the young man was “very pleased to be alive.” Reker Ahmed, a Kurd from Rojhelat (eastern Kurdistan), was beaten severely by a group of more […]

     
  • KODAR: If the seeds of democratic transformation in the upcoming election not established, a major disaster will occur

    KODAR: If the seeds of democratic transformation in the upcoming election not established, a major disaster will occur

    FEATURED NEWS, NEWS 5 April 2017 20:29:10 no comments

    While the presidential and local council elections are approaching in Iran, the Middle East is passing through its most critical phase. The focal point of the crisis is the resistance to change and the persistence in attitudes that is the opposite of freedom, equality and true democracy. The orders which […]

     
  • Islamic State threatens Iran in a video

    Islamic State threatens Iran in a video

    NEWS 29 March 2017 13:38:59 no comments

    Islamic State (IS) has threatened Iran in a new video calling for the Sunni population in the country to take up arms against the government for jihad. In the 36-minute-long video, IS fighters speaking in Persian threaten Tehran with sabotage attacks. The three men in the video are each from […]

     
  • Confirmed death penalty of young man on charges of insulting prophet of Islam

    Confirmed death penalty of young man on charges of insulting prophet of Islam

    YOUTH 27 March 2017 12:54:14 no comments

    According to Firat News Agency (ANF), Supreme Court which is the highest court in Islamic Republic of Iran has sentenced 21 years old man to death in charges of “Sabb Al-Nabi” which means insulting the Prophet of Islam. Sina Dehghan is currently 21 years old. Two years ago Sina was […]

     
  • 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 […]