Tag : Rojhelat

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…

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…

CNN Travel: Hills, hairpins, harmonies: On the road in Iranian Kurdistan
22 Jan
10:00

CNN Travel: Hills, hairpins, harmonies: On the road in Iranian Kurdistan

A British photographer’s adventure into the heart of Kurdistan in Iran.  Adam Chidell’s piece is published on CNN’s Travel Section. (CNN)“Yavash, yavash,” the small, gray-haired doctor says, leaning across from the passenger seat to put a hand on his friend’s shoulder, imploring him to slow down the black Toyota as…

Financial Times: Federalism is a real demand of Kurds in Iran
13 Jan
3:46

Financial Times: Federalism is a real demand of Kurds in Iran

“I can coexist with any state and rulers who give me my rights as a citizen,” says Vafa, sitting in the bookstore he owns in Sanandaj, the capital city of Kurdistan province in northwestern Iran. “But I will not accept to be treated as a second-rate citizen.” Financial Times’s correspondent،…

Iraqi Kurds’ Double Standard on Terrorism
12 Jan
3:15

Iraqi Kurds’ Double Standard on Terrorism

Sharif Behruz for Iran Roundtable The Iraqi Kurdish leadership often prides itself on being in the forefront of the fight against terrorism.  This status was well attested following the recent surge of Islamist militants to their south, infamously known as the Islamic State (ISIS). They proved themselves as willing and capable,…

Kurdish Officials Could have Avoided Greeting Ghassemlou’s Killer
05 Jan
4:02

Kurdish Officials Could have Avoided Greeting Ghassemlou’s Killer

Sharif Behruz 03.01.2015 for BasNews The well-known terrorist Mohammad Jafari Sahraroudi accompanied Iranian regime’s official parliamentary delegation to Iraqi Kurdistan. He was responsible for the assassination of the renowned Iranian Kurdish leader and General Secretary of Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan Dr. Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou along with two of his…

Kurdish Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike Threatened with Further Prosecution and Execution
19 Dec
10:56

Kurdish Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike Threatened with Further Prosecution and Execution

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran Nearly a month into their hunger strike inside the Orumiyeh Central Prison to protest dangerous and inhumane prison conditions, 27 Kurdish political prisoners have been summoned and threatened with new judicial cases if they don’t cease their hunger strike, a source told…

Amnesty: Alleged juvenile offender among 10 hunger strikers threatened with immediate execution
19 Dec
9:57

Amnesty: Alleged juvenile offender among 10 hunger strikers threatened with immediate execution

The Iranian authorities’ threat to expedite the execution of 10 men on death row in retaliation for going on hunger strike is deplorable, said Amnesty International as it called for the death sentences to be commuted immediately. One of the 10, Saman Naseem, was sentenced to death in 2013 for…

Remembering Iran’s Imprisoned Kurds on UN Human Rights Day
10 Dec
9:35

Remembering Iran’s Imprisoned Kurds on UN Human Rights Day

Sharif Behruz for The Daily Beast Today, December 10, marks United Nations Human Rights Day, first proclaimed in 1950 “to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.” Today also…

Scores arrested in Iran following Kurdistan-wide Kobane solidarity protests
17 Oct
1:40

Scores arrested in Iran following Kurdistan-wide Kobane solidarity protests

Following the wave of solidarity for Kobane across the Kurdish communities, the Kurds of Iran also staged large demonstrations in major cities across the Kurdish region. Protests were held in major Kurdish cities of Sanandaj, Kirmashan, Wurme, Ilam, Mahabad, Saghiz, Sardasht, Jiwanro, Kamyaran, and even Tehran and Tabriz. Almost all…

Protests in support of Kobane in Kurdistan region of Iran
12 Oct
9:39

Protests in support of Kobane in Kurdistan region of Iran

Rêpêwîna piştîwanî ji Kobanê le Rojhelata Kurdistanê #Sardasht, Protests in support of #Kobane #Syria #ISIS #IRAN pic.twitter.com/w2SLG7tCrC — Sharif Behruz (@sharif_behruz) October 10, 2014 Rêpêwîna piştîwanî kirin ji Kobanê le Rojhelata Kurdistanê Jowanro, Protests in support of Kobane #Kobane #ISIS #IRAN pic.twitter.com/HpHE8AwwSR — Sharif Behruz (@sharif_behruz) October 10, 2014 Rêpêwîna…