All posts by : SHARIF BEHRUZ

Resurgence of terror and repression following the deal with Iran
22 Aug
8:32

Resurgence of terror and repression following the deal with Iran

Four improvised explosives devices (IED), containing more than 25 kilograms of TNT, had been defused at the headquarters of Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan near Sulaimani.  Iranian agents assassinated more than 270 activists belonging to various Kurdish opposition parties inside the Southern Kurdistan Region between 1992-1997. Iran has repeatedly threatened the authorities in the Southern…

Acid Attack on Women in Eastern Kurdistan
21 Aug
7:27

Acid Attack on Women in Eastern Kurdistan

So far, four women have fallen victim to vicious acid attacks by religious zealots and morality plain clothes agents in Kurdistan. Clerics and security officials often publicly call for stricter enforcement measures to restrict inappropriately worn headscarves by women, which often result in mass arrests, harassments and public humiliations. Assailants are the…

Human Rights Organizations Condemn the Destruction of Sunni only Place of Worship in Tehran
13 Aug
5:08

Human Rights Organizations Condemn the Destruction of Sunni only Place of Worship in Tehran

The government of the IRI has been in place for over three decades, but Sunni citizens still have no mosques in Tehran in which to worship. A few days before the attack, Rouhani stated that “Sunni and Shiite are all brothers, we are all equal”! It is estimated that there…

Rouhani visits East Kurdistan’s Sina city empty-handed
08 Aug
4:24

Rouhani visits East Kurdistan’s Sina city empty-handed

At an empty football stadium, in a public speech, Rouhani said Iran had strong ethnic equality! It was Rouhani’s own government who claimed it could find no qualified Kurdish candidates for any of the important posts, including the governorship. Rouhani also claimed that “Sunni and Shiite are all brothers, we are…

Landmines in Kurdistan still take Innocent Lives
08 Aug
4:18

Landmines in Kurdistan still take Innocent Lives

There are more than 20 million left-over mines in the provinces of Ilam, Kurdistan, Kirmashan, Wurme and Ahwaz. more than 2,200 hectares of land in Eastern Kurdistan are laid with deadly landmines by the Iranian government. Iran is the second-most mine-polluted country in the world. on average three people die…

While Iran spends on nukes, people complain of lack of medical resources
07 Aug
4:14

While Iran spends on nukes, people complain of lack of medical resources

Kurdpa: Recently the medical facilities in the city of Sardasht in Wurme (Wast Azarbijan) Province have been experiencing shortages in medical supplies, especially for pregnant woman. Patients have turned to nearby cities for treatment as hospital officials in their hometown have refused admission. According to the relatives of the affected…

Amnesty: 700 Executions in Iran in Just Six Months
29 Jul
4:10

Amnesty: 700 Executions in Iran in Just Six Months

Kurdpa: It is believed the Iranian authorities have executed about 700 people in six months, according to Amnesty International. Iran is believed to have executed 694 people between January 1 and July 15, 2015, said Amnesty International, resulting in an unprecedented spike in executions in the country. This number is…

June 12, World Day Against Child Labour: Child Labor in Iran, Report
12 Jun
7:03

June 12, World Day Against Child Labour: Child Labor in Iran, Report

This report was originally published in May 31, 2014 about the state of Child Labor in Iran.  This is a snapshot of the state of child labor in Iran; however, the situation of children in the Kurdish areas of Iran and other deprived areas of Iran are much worse. The…

Iranian Canadians Rally Against the Celebration of Khomeini in Richmond Hill, Ontario
03 Jun
3:08

Iranian Canadians Rally Against the Celebration of Khomeini in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Kurdpa: Hundreds rallied together against the 26th anniversary celebration of the brutal dictator, Mousavi Khomeini, the founder of Islamic Republic of Iran. On May 31, the Muslim community in Richmond Hill held a memorial at the Islamic Society of York Region to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the death of…

Outrage grows against Islamic celebration of Khomeini in Richmond Hill
03 Jun
3:03

Outrage grows against Islamic celebration of Khomeini in Richmond Hill

York politicians urge federal government to act   Richmond Hill Liberal By Kim Zarzour With boos and shouts of “shame”, more than 700 protesters marched outside the Islamic Society of York Region in Richmond Hill Sunday calling upon the Canadian government to denounce the society’s celebration of Ayatollah Khomeini and…

Hundreds vow to protest event honouring Ayatollah
31 May
3:20

Hundreds vow to protest event honouring Ayatollah

YorkRegion.com By Kim Zarzour Emotions are running high in the lead-up to a planned protest outside the Islamic Centre of York Region in Richmond Hill this weekend. Organizers say hundreds of Iranian and Jewish Canadians and politicians will converge on Stouffville Sideroad in front of the Islamic Society of York…

Kurdish Political Parties in Canada Voice Their Concern over Khomeini’s Memorial in Toronto
31 May
3:14

Kurdish Political Parties in Canada Voice Their Concern over Khomeini’s Memorial in Toronto

Kurdpa: PDKI and Komala representations in Canada call for the annulment of Khomeini’s memorial event in Toronto. Following the Toronto Muslim Community’s decision to hold an event for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s founder, Ayatollah Mousavi Khomeini on Sunday May 31, 2015, there were large outcries of opposition for such…

Khomeini’s Anniversary Stirs Outcry in Canada
31 May
3:09

Khomeini’s Anniversary Stirs Outcry in Canada

Kurdpa: Khomeini’s Anniversary in Toronto is greeted with opposition from Iranian and Canadian politicians, activists and communities. The Muslim community in the GTA, Canada has decided to hold an event for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s founder, Ayatollah Mousavi Khomeini on Sunday May 31, 2015. Politicians and organizations were quick…

Tensions and Unrest in Shino, One Dead and Two Injured
28 May
3:00

Tensions and Unrest in Shino, One Dead and Two Injured

Kurdpa: As a result of a shooting by Iranian security forces around Shino (Oshnawieh), several Kurds were killed and injured. Kurdpa has learned that on May 28 one Kurd was shot dead and another severely injured by armed forces. Kurdistan Media reported that the assault killed Rebwar Molodi instantly. His…

Interview with Jerusalem Online: PKK Widely Interferes in the Affairs of other Parts
27 May
2:25

Interview with Jerusalem Online: PKK Widely Interferes in the Affairs of other Parts

Iran Roundtable It was reported yesterday that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) attacked the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI) Peshmerga on the border between Iraqi and Iranian Kurdistan, killing one PDKI Peshmerga member.   In an exclusive interview withRachel Avraham of the JerusalemOnline, Sharif Behruz, the former US Representative of…