Tag : Mahabad

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…

Al Arabiya: Clashes between Kurds and Iranian forces after suicide
08 May
2:33

Al Arabiya: Clashes between Kurds and Iranian forces after suicide

By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Thursday, 7 May 2015 Clashes erupted between Kurds and Iranian security forces on Thursday in Iran’s city of Mahabad where a woman is said to have committed suicide after a man tried to rape her, Al Arabiya reported. Security forces were deployed to…

Mirror: Protesters burn down hotel after ‘female worker jumps to her death to avoid being raped by army officer’
08 May
2:28

Mirror: Protesters burn down hotel after ‘female worker jumps to her death to avoid being raped by army officer’

7 May 2015 | By John Shammas This is the moment a group of enraged protesters set fire to a hotel after the mysterious death of one of its workers. Protesters have claimed that the woman jumped to her death from the fourth floor of the building to avoid being raped by an…

New York Times: Riot Erupts in Iran’s Kurdish Capital Over Woman’s Death
08 May
2:23

New York Times: Riot Erupts in Iran’s Kurdish Capital Over Woman’s Death

Reporting from Tehran By THOMAS ERDBRINK MAY 7, 2015 TEHRAN — Furious over the unexplained death of a chambermaid, ethnic Kurds in an Iranian provincial capital rioted on Thursday, apparently setting the fire that roared through the hotel where she had worked. Police officers used tear gas to disperse the crowds,…

ARA News: Kurds in Mahabad protest against authorities
08 May
2:20

ARA News: Kurds in Mahabad protest against authorities

Erbil, Kurdistan Region – Hundreds of Kurds took to the streets on Thursday in the city of Mahabad, northwestern Iran, to protest against an Iranian officer who sexually harassed a Kurdish girl causing her to commit suicide, locals reported. Local activists reported that the Kurdish girl, Farinaz Khosrwni, 23, who was working in…

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…