Category Archives : Sharif’s

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…

PDKI Deputy Leader: We have always been fighting against the Islamic Republic.
11 Jul
2:51

PDKI Deputy Leader: We have always been fighting against the Islamic Republic.

If we wait to see unity, a ripe situation & all met means to continue our struggle in #Rojhelat it means never #Iran pic.twitter.com/dG0cj4RHHQ — Sharif Behruz (@sharif_behruz) July 11, 2016

At Last, Change of Course, in Midst of Setback
30 Oct
1:47

At Last, Change of Course, in Midst of Setback

This commentary first appeared in Iran Roundtable and was prepared to add some more insight to a short interview with BBC World Service Newsday Program.  Below is also the interview: The first death in action of an American soldier in Iraq since 2011 has refocused attention on the role of…

Iran hangs another Kurdish political prisoner in August
26 Aug
10:09

Iran hangs another Kurdish political prisoner in August

Behrouz Alkhani’s execution order was carried out early Wednesday morning, August 26 in the central prison of Wurme, where he was held. On August 9, Sirwan Nejavi, another Kurdish political prisoner was executed in Tabriz Prison following three years of incommunicado. Since Iranian officials warned of retaliation against heightened Kurdish…

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…

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…

Unrest in Kurdistan, Nukes Deal with Iran, Parts of Our Discussion on WSRadio with Host Cynthia Dillion
14 May
1:38

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 “non-partisan, non-profit coalition of Iranian-American of all ethnic groups and…

Video: Anti-riot Forces Fire at Protesters in the Kurdish City of Mahabad
07 May
4:55

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 is alleged to be an accomplice in the murder. Apparently…

In Pictures: At the Conference of Armenian Genocide
01 Apr
3:30

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 ‘Yezidi Yezidi Human Rights Organization-International‘ as a guest speaker who…

In Pictures: Meeting with the Canadian Defence Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney
01 Apr
2:07

In Pictures: Meeting with the Canadian Defence Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney

On March 20, 2015, at the request of the Office of Canada’s Defence Ministry, a delegation of Canadian Kurds from all parts of Kurdistan met the Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney. At the meeting, the Member of Parliament  for Mississauga-Streetsville, Mr. Brad Butt was also present.  So far, Brad has made several…

Season’s Greetings – Happy Newroz
20 Mar
3:16

Season’s Greetings – Happy Newroz

To US Congress: Reform VOA-Persian Service to better communicate US policy to the peoples of Iran
27 Feb
12:06

To US Congress: Reform VOA-Persian Service to better communicate US policy to the peoples of Iran

Iran is the most diverse country in the Middle East; understanding this population’s diversity has serious implications for an effective US foreign policy towards Iran and to the future US-Iran relations.  US need a consistent policy that supports the human rights and democratic aspirations of Iranians in their struggle for…

Former Iraqi Shitte Cleric MP Ayad Jamal Al-Din: There are thousands of mosques that incite youth to join ISIS
21 Feb
12:50

Former Iraqi Shitte Cleric MP Ayad Jamal Al-Din: There are thousands of mosques that incite youth to join ISIS

In a recent TV interview, former Iraqi MP Ayad Jamal Al-Din called for the establishment of a civil state in Iraq based on man-made law and equality, rather than on Islamic jurisprudence, as the only way to combat ISIS. He further said that there were thousands of mosques in the…

Kobane Liberation: Emotions and Reactions
04 Feb
4:18

Kobane Liberation: Emotions and Reactions

Pictures: Tweets: Pictures of the Day – Liberation of Kobane (Photo: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images) http://t.co/DRdd5tXm1c pic.twitter.com/f38S7fUSs0 — Telegraph Pictures (@TelegraphPics) January 28, 2015 Kurds celebrate after victory is declared over ISIS in Kobani. Photo: @Gettyimages http://t.co/1XY7dZF6qV pic.twitter.com/LkwvMG91x1 — TIME.com (@TIME) January 27, 2015 Kurds push ISIS out of Kobani, score…

Sunni Muslims’ Tale of Grievances in Iran
23 Jan
11:28

Sunni Muslims’ Tale of Grievances in Iran

Sharif Behruz for BasNews published on 22.01.2015 The Municipal authorities of Iran’s capital city, Tehran, closed and sealed off the only prayer house – not a mosque – for Sunni Muslims in Tehran, Kurdpa News Agency reported. The Municipality acted on the closure a week after the Greater Tehran Police barred the…