Category Archives: Human Rights

14-year-old Yezidi Kurdish girl’s ordeal in the hands of ISIS terrorists

How 14-year-old girl escaped from ISIS after she was kidnapped and given as a gift to Islamist fighter Mohammed A. Salih, Washington Post | September 11, 2014 This is the story told to me by a 14-year-old Yazidi girl I’ll … Continue reading

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#ISIS #Iran ‘s Islamic Republic, the main source of terror in the region

35 years ago today the Islamic Republic of Iran declared Jihad or holy war against Kurdistan and the Kurdish people in Iran.  As the regime rampage started in 1979 against the burgeoning Kurdish resistance movement in Iran, the world knew … Continue reading

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Opinion: Shaheed’s #UN fact-finding mission versus repeating bygone flaws

By Jamal Ekhtiar: The human rights situation in Iran will be considered by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and UN Human Rights Council during a series of meetings in September, but the UN’s old fashioned human rights rhetoric on … Continue reading

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New Yorker: A Friend Flees the Horror of #ISIS

BY GEORGE PACKER A humanitarian crisis that could turn into a genocide is taking place right now in the mountains of northwestern Iraq. It hasn’t made the front page, because the place and the people are obscure, and there’s a lot … Continue reading

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Mohammad Nazari has been in prison for 20 years

Kurdpa News Agency reported that today Friday May 30, 2014 Mohammad Nazari, Kurdish political prisoner has spent 20 years in prisons of the regime of Islamic Republic of Iran. Mohammad Nazari now 43 was only 23 years old when he … Continue reading

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Kurdish asylum seeker just wants to live like a human being

Emma McBryde, 29th May 2014 The Morning Bulletin IT COST Ali Palavaneh and his family all of their savings for him to risk his life twice to reach Australia, and now the government wants to send him back. Although the … Continue reading

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Iran Roundtable on UNHCR Vote to Renew Ahmed Shaheed’s Mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Iran Roundtable Contact: info@iranroundtable.org Phone: (571) 327-0674 Washington, DC – March 28, 2014 – Iran Roundtable (IR) issued the following statement regarding the recent United Nations Human Rights Council (UNRC) vote to renew the mandate of Special Rapporteur … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Iran Roundtable: Mr. President, Human Rights and Nuclear Negotiations should go in tandem

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2014 Contact: info@iranroundtable.org Phone: (571) 327-0674 Mr.  President, “Human Rights and Nuclear Negotiations should go in tandem” Iran Roundtable, (Washington, DC) – Recent nuclear negotiations between the West and the Islamic Republic of Iran has raised … Continue reading

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Mustafa Hijri commended the work of FBA to award Mykonos prosecutors

In a letter to the US Federal Bar Association, Mustafa Hijri the leader of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan thanked the members and organizers of FBA for honoring the two brave prosecutors of the famous Mykonos Trial that indicted … Continue reading

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FBA’s First Annual Rule of Law Awards Go to Mykonos Prosecutors

FBA Feb. 25, 2014 – To recognize a victory of the independent judicial process over international terrorism, the Federal Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association and the Southern District of New York Chapter have hosted the presentation of FBA … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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December 10, Human Rights Day

Iran Roundtable Today marks the 20th anniversary of the proclamation of 10 December as Human Rights Day by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in December 1993. On December 10, 1948, UNGA adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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PDKI Welcomes UN Resolution on Human Rights in Iran

PDKI’s Foreign Relations office welcomed the United Nations General Assembly’s resolution on human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The United Nations General Assembly passed resolution A/C.3/68/L.57 on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic Republic of … Continue reading

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