An Iraqi Kurdish man shows his 10 ink-stained fingers after casting his vote Monday in the Kurdish independence referendum in the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP)
Yesterday September 25, an Urban PDKI Peshmerga unit in Piranshar clashed with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
The Kurdish nation in eastern (Iranian) Kurdistan turned out in the thousands to express solidarity with southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan’s historic independence referendum. The people of eastern Kurdistan headed PDKI’s call for public demonstrations in support of the Kurdish nation’s right to self-determination.
Mustafa Hijri, the leader of PDKI, delivered a speech at a rally on September 22 in support of southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan’s independence referendum.
Today, September 15, PDKI organized a rally in support of Southern Kurdistan’s independence referendum in one of its bases outside of Hawler (Erbil), the capital of southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan.
A delegation from HAK-PAR from northern (Turkish) Kurdistan visited PDKI’s diplomatic mission in Hewler (Erbil) to discuss southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan’s upcoming independence referendum.
Since PDKI embarked on a new phase in its liberation struggle in 2015, the Iranian regime has responded by militarizing eastern (Iranian) Kurdistan. In particular, Iran has massed thousands of troops along the border with southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan in close proximity to the PDKI’s Peshmerga Forces. Iranian officials have threatened to attack them.
Iran’s exiled Kurdish opposition groups have jointly called on Kurdish voters to boycott upcoming general elections in the country describing the May elections as “a masquerade” staged by “a regime that has deprived the human and just rights” of the people in Iran’s Kurdistan.
Amnesty International recently released its Annual Report giving a comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights around the world, covering 159 countries for 2016 to 2017.
Kurds are divided among the states of Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran. East Kurdistan, or Rojhelat as Kurds call it, is the Kurdish area in Iran.
The Iraqi Kurdish parties expect to engage in armed clashes with the Iran’s hard-line Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Islamic Republic’s Kurdish-majority province of Kermanshah, reports Ryan Mauro, a national security analyst at the Clarion Project and professor of counterterrorism at Liberty University.
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Clashes broke out between Kurdish rebels and Iranian forces outside of the town of Mariwan during the 71th anniversary of the creation of the Republic of Kurdistan on Friday.
The authorities severely curtailed the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, arresting and imprisoning journalists, human rights defenders, trade unionists and others who voiced dissent, on vague and overly broad charges. Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees remained common and was committed with impunity; prison conditions were harsh. Unfair trials continued, in some cases resulting in death sentences. Women and members of ethnic and religious minorities faced pervasive discrimination in law and in practice. The authorities carried out cruel punishments, including blinding, amputation and floggings. Courts imposed death sentences for a range of crimes; many prisoners, including at least four juvenile offenders, were executed.
In the last few days, at least 26 people, including two women, were reportedly executed in various Iranian prisons.
The Kurdish youth organization Lawan will start selling these t-shirts (see below) with pictures of former PDKI martyrs and leaders. The profit of the campaign will directly go to youth of Kurdistan in form of education and other activates. We all are incredible excited about this and we hope that you all support us in buying these shirts and share this with your friends on social media.
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s ex-president Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, an influential figure in the theocratic government for nearly three decades, died Sunday aged 82 because of a cardiac arrest, Iran state TV announced.
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – The Kurdistan Region Security Council’s (KRSC) police forces (Asayish) on Monday announced the arrest of two suspects linked to the explosion at the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (KDP) headquarters.
KDP-I Peshmerga carrying the coffin of a fellow fighter who was killed by a twin bombing which targeted their party’s headquarters in Koya, 70 kilometers east of Erbil.
Peshmerga fighters from the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (PDK) show respect to the fallen Peshmergas killed in Tuesday bombings in Koya, 70 km east of Erbil. Photo: Rudaw
Khalid Azizi leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDP-I) speaks to reporters at the burial ceremony of five of his fighters who were killed when a twin bomb attack targeted his party's office in Koya. Photo: Rudaw video
A twin bomb attack on the headquarters of an Iranian Kurdish party based in northern Iraq has killed seven people. It is unclear who is behind the attack, but signs point to Iran.
Explosion in front of PDK office in Koya, casualties