Category Archives : Interests

Contact Canadian Senators to vote for Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations during their session on Wednesday
28 Mar
12:27

Contact Canadian Senators to vote for Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations during their session on Wednesday

Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations Canada’s Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade is expected to vote on Bill S-219: Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act, an Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and…

CNN Travel: Hills, hairpins, harmonies: On the road in Iranian Kurdistan
22 Jan
10:00

CNN Travel: Hills, hairpins, harmonies: On the road in Iranian Kurdistan

A British photographer’s adventure into the heart of Kurdistan in Iran.  Adam Chidell’s piece is published on CNN’s Travel Section. (CNN)“Yavash, yavash,” the small, gray-haired doctor says, leaning across from the passenger seat to put a hand on his friend’s shoulder, imploring him to slow down the black Toyota as…

March 31, Kurdistan Remembrance Day
01 Apr
4:40

March 31, Kurdistan Remembrance Day

March 31 is Remembrance Day in Kurdistan. On this day 67 years ago, President Qazi Muhammad – the President of the newly established Republic of Kurdistan – and two of his cabinet members were executed in public in the city of Mahabad by the dictatorial monarchy of Mohammad Reza Shah…

REMEMBERING THE MASSACRE IN HALABJA: 26 YEARS LATER
17 Mar
1:15

REMEMBERING THE MASSACRE IN HALABJA: 26 YEARS LATER

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Halabja Genocide that claimed the lives of more than 5,000 Kurdish civilians in a poison gas attack carried out by the state of Iraq on the orders of then president Saddam Hussein. The massacre was part of the notorious Anfal campaign that was conducted from…

U.S. FEDERAL BAR TO PRESENT HISTORIC AWARDS TO THE PROSECUTORS OF MYKONOS CASE
20 Feb
3:56

U.S. FEDERAL BAR TO PRESENT HISTORIC AWARDS TO THE PROSECUTORS OF MYKONOS CASE

PRESS RELEASE For the first time in its nearly one hundred year history, the US Federal Bar Association will be presenting an award for professional excellence to two European colleagues from Germany. The Rule of Law Award, presented by the Federal Bar Association Southern District of New York Chapter and…

Gallery: Canadians of Kurdish heritage marked the 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the Kurdistan Republic with a special event
29 Jan
6:36

Gallery: Canadians of Kurdish heritage marked the 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the Kurdistan Republic with a special event

Post by PDKI Canada.

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…

April 18th is Yazidi New Year
19 Apr
9:41

April 18th is Yazidi New Year

The Yazidi New Year falls in Spring (somewhat later than the Equinox). There is some lamentation by women in the cemeteries, to the accompaniment of the music of the Qewals, but the festival is generally characterized by joyous events: the music of dehol (drum) and zorna (shawm), communal dancing and meals, the decorating of eggs. Similarly,…

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…

Iran fractured by 3 powerful earthquakes and its reckless regime in less than a year
17 Apr
3:39

Iran fractured by 3 powerful earthquakes and its reckless regime in less than a year

  April 16, 2013: A major earthquake hit Baluchistan region near the Iran-Pakistan border today, killing at least 34 people in Pakistan. The number of people killed and injured in neighbouring Iran wasn’t clear after conflicting reports in local media.  Tightly state-controlled media interviewed top government official and he assured public…

Happy Passover – Pesach Sameah
27 Mar
3:01

Happy Passover – Pesach Sameah

Jewish communities in Israel and across the globe are preparing for Passover (Pesach) which coincides with the Christian Easter and traditional Zorashtian celebration of Newroz and Sezdebeder celebrated by many people in the  Middle East, including the Kurds. Passover (Pesach) lasts for eight days and many Jewish people mark Passover with…

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…

Syrians express their anger at the Iranian and Russian crooks (photos)
09 Feb
5:47

Syrians express their anger at the Iranian and Russian crooks (photos)

Syrians express their anger at the Iranian and Russian crooks on the streets of Syria   Khamanie’s coffin is showcased on the streets of Romania by Syrian expatriates  

“The Guerrilla Son”: A very moving documentary about an emotional journey
09 Dec
5:07

“The Guerrilla Son”: A very moving documentary about an emotional journey

A son unpicks the story of his father’s life as a Kurdish fighter as he confronts him about being sent away as a child. Zanyar is a magazine publisher based in Sweden. He is about to become a father but before his baby is born he needs to confront his own…