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Message of Condolences on the Passing Away of Mr. Nelson Mandela from the coalition for Kurdish Huma چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Message of Condolences on the Passing Away of Mr. Nelson Mandela from the coalition for Kurdish Human Rights to Nelson Mandela’s family 

December 7th, 2013

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013 (Walter Dhladhla/AFP/Getty Images)

Dear Nelson Mandela’s family,

We are the coalition for Kurdish Human Rights in Iranian Kurdistan and feel deeply saddened upon hearing of the news of Nelson Mandela’s passing.

He was an inspiring hero who fought against discrimination and injustice all his life, not just in South Africa but also all over the world. His struggle and his victories became the battles and triumph those who looked up to him as a leader.

Kurds, as an ethnic group with a long history of apartheid, systematic discrimination, and genocide, have been inspired by Mandela’s steadfast belief in human rights for a better future for our people.


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"Faction" "A fictional account of the Syrian Civil War based on actual events" چاپ ارسال به دوست
Corey Hunt   
 
"Faction"

"A fictional account of the Syrian Civil War based on actual events"

 

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By: Corey Hunt

December 2nd, 2013 

 

August 21st, 2013

Aleppo, Syria:

22-year old Ruken Qadir Shah woke up to the feeling of a cold cement floor on the side of her face. The rest of her body ached, making her wonder how long she had been lying in this position for. When she got up and opened her eyes, she was jolted by a rush of panic as she realized she was was looking through the metal bars of a small jail cell. Outside, a light bulb hanging from the ceiling flickered over a desk, emitting a slight buzzing sound as it mustered the last of its power. Papers and folders were strewn all over the place, along with the splintered remains of a bookshelf. I guess this is supposed to be a police station...

 

syrian_refugee_02.jpgRuken tried to swallow her fear. As a member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units – known by its acronym as the YPG militia – she needed to be brave. For the past two and a half years, civil war ravaged her country, Syria, and the YPG had been fighting to secure the rights of the Kurdish people. Long marginalized by the ruling Assad family, the Kurds had many legitimate reasons to protest for more freedoms, and Ruken had been one of them since the first days of a rebellion that began in March of 2011, when massive street demonstrations were erupting in cities and towns all across the country.

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European court ruling for Turkey; Justice Central to Kurdish Peace Process چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio.com, Los Angeles, California, USA   
Human Rights Watch Daily Brief, 14 November 2013:
 
In today's Brief: European court ruling for Turkey; 
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  Justice Central to Kurdish Peace Process
 
 

(Istanbul, April 25, 2013) -- Justice for the thousands of state-perpetrated killings and disappearances of Kurdish civilians in the 1990s should be an essential part of the peace process under way in Turkey, Human Rights Watch said today.
 
Human Rights Watch released a video outlining the events of that era, with family members whose loved ones were killed describing the lack of justice ever since.
 

 
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A day of protest in Washington DC against the recent surge of executions of political prisoners in I چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Supported by 22  political parties  and organizations :

A day of protest in Washington DC against the recent surge of executions of political prisoners in Iran


 Supporters of freedom!

Defenders of human rights!

new_version_english.jpgOnce again, the reactionary and inhumane regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran has shamelessly and fearlessly embarked on a new wave of killings and executions of innocent and brave sons and daughters of this country.

In recent weeks and months, the regime has begun a new wave of executions of political prisoners- and it seems that – the killing machine will likely to continue. This is whilst the new government of Rouhani had promised the betterment of general conditions for all Iranians, especially the oppressed nationalities.

The overall conditions of Iranian people have drastically worsened since the rise to power of the clerics following the revolution in 1979; however, nationalities under twofold oppression have suffered immense injustice and oppression under this regime.  Regrettably, once more the killing machine of this menace regime has gone full speed and a number of Balochi, Ahwazi Arabs and Kurds have been put on death row; a clear indication of this regime’s culminating antagonism against these oppressed nationalities.

Currently, there are dozens of Arab, Balochi and Kurdish political prisoners, languishing in Iranian regime’s prisons, unjustly condemned to death in hasty trials without due legal process.  The international community should not choose silent in the wake of executions and repression, fearing possible “derailment” of negotiations with the regime on its nuclear issue, the export of terrorism and interference in the affairs of neighboring and regional countries, among other issues.

We the signatories, while condemning these heinous crimes  and unwarranted oppression of the people of Iran by the regime , stand with the legitimate demands and rightful aspirations of the people of Iran for freedom and democracy, with all its Turkmen, Arab, Balochi, Kurdish, Turkish and Persian population included.  We therefore urge the international community, world public opinion and international institutions to seek a legal and binding solution to stop these acts and policies of the regime of Islamic Republic of Iran without delay.

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How 5 Countries Could Become 14 چاپ ارسال به دوست
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How 5 Countries Could Become 14

NYtimes.com

September 28, 2013

5countries14.jpgSlowly, the map of the Middle East could be redrawn.

SYRIA: THE TRIGGER?
Sectarian and ethnic rivalries could break it into at least three pieces:

1. Alawites, a minority that has controlled Syria for decades, dominate a coastal corridor.
2. A Syrian Kurdistan could break off and eventually merge with the Kurds of Iraq.
 
3. The Sunni heartland secedes and then may combine with provinces in Iraq to form Sunnistan. 
 
SPILLOVER TO IRAQ

In the simplest of several possibilities,northern Kurds join Syrian Kurds. Many central areas, dominated by Sunnis, join Syria's Sunnis. And the south becomes Shiitestan. It's not likely to be so clean.

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