Author Archives: SHARIF BEHRUZ

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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PDKI and PKK Abrupt Clashes Kill and Injure Several

Kurdpa: Kurdistan Workers Party, PKK guerilla fighters, attack teams of PDKI Peshmargas in Eastern Kurdistan mountainous areas. On Friday, PDKI leadership informed the media of the siege of a team of their Peshmargas in the hands of PKK fighters. Mohammad … Continue reading

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Three IRGC Guards Killed, Two Injured, Ten Arrested

Kurdpa: Latest border unrests in Wurme (Orumieh) Province have led to the deaths and arrests of a dozen IRGC members. Kurdpa has learned that the corpses of three IRGC members were transferred to Shino city from Kelashin mountain range. One … Continue reading

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Unrest in Kurdistan, Nukes Deal with Iran, Parts of Our Discussion on WSRadio with Host Cynthia Dillion

This interview was conducted on Wednesday May 13, 2015.  Here are some of the discussion excerpts from WSRadio website: The View from Abroad. Iran. Sharif Behruz Sharif Behruz is co-founder of the Iran Roundtable, described in its website as a … Continue reading

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Al Arabiya: Clashes between Kurds and Iranian forces after suicide

By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Thursday, 7 May 2015 Clashes erupted between Kurds and Iranian security forces on Thursday in Iran’s city of Mahabad where a woman is said to have committed suicide after a man tried to … Continue reading

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Mirror: Protesters burn down hotel after ‘female worker jumps to her death to avoid being raped by army officer’

7 May 2015 | By John Shammas This is the moment a group of enraged protesters set fire to a hotel after the mysterious death of one of its workers. Protesters have claimed that the woman jumped to her death from the fourth … Continue reading

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New York Times: Riot Erupts in Iran’s Kurdish Capital Over Woman’s Death

Reporting from Tehran By THOMAS ERDBRINK MAY 7, 2015 TEHRAN — Furious over the unexplained death of a chambermaid, ethnic Kurds in an Iranian provincial capital rioted on Thursday, apparently setting the fire that roared through the hotel where she had … Continue reading

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ARA News: Kurds in Mahabad protest against authorities

Erbil, Kurdistan Region – Hundreds of Kurds took to the streets on Thursday in the city of Mahabad, northwestern Iran, to protest against an Iranian officer who sexually harassed a Kurdish girl causing her to commit suicide, locals reported. Local activists reported that … Continue reading

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Rudaw: Hotel torched, tear gas in streets of Iran’s Mahabad

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Tensions are on edge in the ethnically Kurdish city of Mahabad, Iran, where protesters earlier torched a hotel over the unexplained death one of its female employees. Police on Thursday used tear gas to remove hundreds … Continue reading

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Video: Anti-riot Forces Fire at Protesters in the Kurdish City of Mahabad

A large demonstration in front of Hotel Tara to protest the murder of a young Kurdish girl who escaped rape in the hands of intelligence agent by jumping from the four story hotel. She died immediately and the hotel owner … Continue reading

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Islamic Republic Is Betting on Time

Iran Roundtable The Five Permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) and  Iran announced a framework parameters regarding the regime of Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program on April 1st in the run-up to reach a final … Continue reading

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Iran’s Rouhani: Lift sanctions immediately or no final nuke deal

USA Today Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, joined that nation’s president Thursday in saying any nuclear agreement must include the immediate lifting of economic sanctions choking the country. In his first public comments on the framework for a deal … Continue reading

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In Pictures: At the Conference of Armenian Genocide

March 20, 2015: At the Conference on Genocide ‘Prevention to Justice’ organized by the Armenian Genocide Centennial and Armenian National Committee of Canada at University of Toronto. Honored to be here, however, disgusted by the presence of so-called Yeizidi representative from … Continue reading

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