Category Archives : Updates

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…

Libya and Iraq object to foreign intervention in Syria
06 Sep
7:07

Libya and Iraq object to foreign intervention in Syria

Post by Sharif Behruz.

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…

Jim needs your support, NOW!
09 Apr
12:35

Jim needs your support, NOW!

Jim Karygiannis is the Canadian MP who strived hard to have the Halabja chemical attach recognized as Genocide. Jim is the person who travelled thousands of miles to be side by side the Kurds commemoration the 25th Anniversary of the Halabja tragedy. Jim is the MP who rarely misses any Kurdish event he is…

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…

Happy Newroz/Newroz pîroz be/نەورۆزتان پیرۆز بێ
21 Mar
5:15

Happy Newroz/Newroz pîroz be/نەورۆزتان پیرۆز بێ

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…

Happy New Year! #2013 #NewYear
31 Dec
9:48

Happy New Year! #2013 #NewYear

May your New Year be a new year that brings luck and prosperity A New Year that brings happiness and joy Happy New Year!

Kurdish prisoner, Mohammad Sadigh Kaboudvand is released on bail to visit family
24 Dec
9:18

Kurdish prisoner, Mohammad Sadigh Kaboudvand is released on bail to visit family

Iranian Kurdish human rights activist and defender and journalist, Mohammad Sadigh Kaboudvand was given a 6 day leave after more than 5 years in prison on a hefty bail of 700 million tomans ($200 – $300 hundred thousand dollars) to be with his family, especially his ailing son for only…