Category Archives : Human Rights

Iranian regime lobbyists in Canada defeated, Bill S-219 is voted to be debated in the Senate Chamber
31 Mar
9:06

Iranian regime lobbyists in Canada defeated, Bill S-219 is voted to be debated in the Senate Chamber

TORONTO, Canada – A Canadian senator has urged his colleagues to abandon a proposed bill that would impose sanctions on Iran, saying that the draft does not fulfil its stated aim “to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations”. But on Wednesday, the Standing Senate Committee on…

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…

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…

Acid Attack on Women in Eastern Kurdistan
21 Aug
7:27

Acid Attack on Women in Eastern Kurdistan

So far, four women have fallen victim to vicious acid attacks by religious zealots and morality plain clothes agents in Kurdistan. Clerics and security officials often publicly call for stricter enforcement measures to restrict inappropriately worn headscarves by women, which often result in mass arrests, harassments and public humiliations. Assailants are the…

Human Rights Organizations Condemn the Destruction of Sunni only Place of Worship in Tehran
13 Aug
5:08

Human Rights Organizations Condemn the Destruction of Sunni only Place of Worship in Tehran

The government of the IRI has been in place for over three decades, but Sunni citizens still have no mosques in Tehran in which to worship. A few days before the attack, Rouhani stated that “Sunni and Shiite are all brothers, we are all equal”! It is estimated that there…

Amnesty: 700 Executions in Iran in Just Six Months
29 Jul
4:10

Amnesty: 700 Executions in Iran in Just Six Months

Kurdpa: It is believed the Iranian authorities have executed about 700 people in six months, according to Amnesty International. Iran is believed to have executed 694 people between January 1 and July 15, 2015, said Amnesty International, resulting in an unprecedented spike in executions in the country. This number is…

June 12, World Day Against Child Labour: Child Labor in Iran, Report
12 Jun
7:03

June 12, World Day Against Child Labour: Child Labor in Iran, Report

This report was originally published in May 31, 2014 about the state of Child Labor in Iran.  This is a snapshot of the state of child labor in Iran; however, the situation of children in the Kurdish areas of Iran and other deprived areas of Iran are much worse. The…

Hundreds vow to protest event honouring Ayatollah
31 May
3:20

Hundreds vow to protest event honouring Ayatollah

YorkRegion.com By Kim Zarzour Emotions are running high in the lead-up to a planned protest outside the Islamic Centre of York Region in Richmond Hill this weekend. Organizers say hundreds of Iranian and Jewish Canadians and politicians will converge on Stouffville Sideroad in front of the Islamic Society of York…

Kurdish Political Parties in Canada Voice Their Concern over Khomeini’s Memorial in Toronto
31 May
3:14

Kurdish Political Parties in Canada Voice Their Concern over Khomeini’s Memorial in Toronto

Kurdpa: PDKI and Komala representations in Canada call for the annulment of Khomeini’s memorial event in Toronto. Following the Toronto Muslim Community’s decision to hold an event for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s founder, Ayatollah Mousavi Khomeini on Sunday May 31, 2015, there were large outcries of opposition for such…

Khomeini’s Anniversary Stirs Outcry in Canada
31 May
3:09

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 on Sunday May 31, 2015. Politicians and organizations were quick…

Rudaw: Hotel torched, tear gas in streets of Iran’s Mahabad
07 May
6:31

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 of demonstrators from the area in front of the damaged…

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: 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…

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…

Iran executes young Iranian Kurd despite global outcry
21 Feb
12:55

Iran executes young Iranian Kurd despite global outcry

Iran on Thursday executed an Iranian Kurd arrested at the age of 17 for belonging to the rebel Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) and involvement in armed confrontations with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards despite calls for leniency. Saman Naseem, 22, was sentenced to death in April 2013, after allegedly…