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After 20 days, seven Kurdish activists are still in detention in Erbil
29 Nov
8:55

After 20 days, seven Kurdish activists are still in detention in Erbil

for sharifbehruz.com Following the new wave of Kurdish political executions in Iran, protests were organized in major capitals to condemn the executions. Rojahalti Kurds (Kurdish in Iran) marched in the streets of the cities of Mariwan and Saqiz under the harshest security conditions imposed on the Kurdish region of Iran…

Tit-for-tat executions in Iran, scores of prisoners executed following the death of more than 20 IRGC guardsmen
27 Oct
5:20

Tit-for-tat executions in Iran, scores of prisoners executed following the death of more than 20 IRGC guardsmen

Sharif Behruz Prepared for Iran Roundtable Iranian regime authorities in Iran hanged 16 prisoners Saturday in response to deadly overnight clashes between Baluchi armed groups and border security forces in southeast Iran province of Baluchistan, the semi-official Fars news agency, affiliated to country’s Revolutionary Guards reported. According to Iran’s official…

Adversaries and Appeasement, Munich Pact Revisited
01 Oct
4:02

Adversaries and Appeasement, Munich Pact Revisited

The Munich Agreement is one of the most criticized diplomatic agreements in history, James M. Lindsay, CFR’s senior vice president and director of studies, writes.  “In 1938, Adolf Hitler turned his sights on absorbing the Sudetenland, the part of Czechoslovakia dominated by ethnic Germans, into Germany. With tensions rising, British…

Dictators don’t speak diplomacy!
12 Sep
4:38

Dictators don’t speak diplomacy!

Kurdistan Tribune US President, Barack Obama gave in to another unintelligent diplomacy to deal with another Mid-East crisis, which given the nature of the issues and regimes involved, in essence require a non-diplomatic solution or at least the threat of use of force to deal with them. The West’s politics…

Canada becomes the first country to recognize the 1988 political prisoner massacre as a ‘crime against humanity’
11 Jun
6:12

Canada becomes the first country to recognize the 1988 political prisoner massacre as a ‘crime against humanity’

http://kurdistantribune.com/2013/canada-1st-country-recognize-1988-iran-political-prisoner-massacre-as-crime-against-humanity/ Prepared by Sharif Behruz and Zakarya Khezeryan Canada’s government and opposition MPs voted on an NDP motion to condemn the massacre of thousands of political prisoners by the Islamic Republic of Iran in the summer of 1988, as a crime against humanity.  This motion was not only a step…

Kurdish women protest public humiliation in feminine outfit
18 Apr
4:43

Kurdish women protest public humiliation in feminine outfit

Sharif Behruz A judge in one of Iran’s Kurdish province punished an individual by forcing him to wear the feminine traditional Kurdish outfit in public in a bid to humiliate him, a local news agency reported on Tuesday. According to a statement by three civil society groups active in the…

Protest against the courting of the Iranian regime at the “Evangelische Akademie”
17 Apr
4:20

Protest against the courting of the Iranian regime at the “Evangelische Akademie”

The coalition STOP THE BOMB called on the Evangelische Akademie Loccum, a center belonging to the Lutheran Church Hannover, to recall the invitation of representatives of the Iranian regime to a conference on the Iranian civil society. The Iranian regime’s ambassador to Germany, Ali Reza Sheikh Attar and Kazem Sadjadpour…

Deprived nationalities, Iran’s resident aliens
04 Mar
6:19

Deprived nationalities, Iran’s resident aliens

Sharif Behruz On the International Mother Language Day on February 21, I came across an ‘interesting’ commentary, dated 19 July 2010, by one of the US funded medium that disseminates information and news on Iran to Iranians in several languages. The English language website of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, as…

Language is the mother of thought and February 21 is the International Day of Mother Language
21 Feb
5:04

Language is the mother of thought and February 21 is the International Day of Mother Language

“Our mother tongue, Kurdish language is our national identity; thus its preservation, authenticity and development are our utmost duty.” PDKI statement (Kurdish) on the occasion of International Mother Language Day International Mother Language Day has been celebrated every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. UNESCO highlights the importance of mother tongue…

Petition in support of recognizing Halabja as genocide in Canadian Parliament
14 Feb
12:28

Petition in support of recognizing Halabja as genocide in Canadian Parliament

In 2010, the Honourable Jim Karygiannis, Liberal M.P. for Scarborough-Agincourt introduced Motion M-505 in the Canadian House of Commons, which recognized the actions of Saddam Hussein against the Kurds, as a crime against humanity.  On the 25th anniversary of this brutal genocidal campaign of Saddam Hussien against the Kurdish people, Jim is…

SI strongly called for the Iranian government to respect the rights of its people
13 Feb
1:15

SI strongly called for the Iranian government to respect the rights of its people

In a Resolution on Iran the SI strongly called for the Iranian government to respect the rights of political activists, noting the alarming numbers who have been executed, and also for the many Kurdish political prisoners that have been sentenced to death without proper legal representation. Grave concern was expressed over Iran’s…

Iran’s single language policy is blowing in the wrong direction
31 Jan
8:45

Iran’s single language policy is blowing in the wrong direction

Sharif Behruz January 20, 2012 Iran is often in the headlines for its incompliance on nuclear impasse, supporting and condoning terrorism, highest per capita executions in the world, and of course, lately experimenting dispatching monkeys to space; however, what is not heard and covered very often is the restrictions majority…

Why Iran could be behind Paris killings
17 Jan
10:47

Why Iran could be behind Paris killings

Mardin deputy of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party Ahmet Türk pointed to Iran as a possible culprit in killings of the three Kurdish women last week. Mardin deputy of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Ahmet Türk has said Iran could be behind the recent killings of three…

Canada’s Move to Cut Ties with Iran Deserves Applause
12 Sep
5:44

Canada’s Move to Cut Ties with Iran Deserves Applause

By SHARIF BEHRUZ published in Rudaw: http://www.rudaw.net/english/science/op-ed-contributors/5188.html 09/12/2012 Canada severed its diplomatic relations with the regime in Iran by the abrupt closing of its embassy in Tehran and expelling the regime’s diplomats in Ottawa on Friday. Canadian officials cited safety concerns for diplomats in Tehran among other disputes and concerns Canada has…

May Kurdish New Year bring liberation to its people
20 Mar
5:20

May Kurdish New Year bring liberation to its people

Nevroz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the spring equinox and the first day of the Kurdish calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it…