For more of the latest Kurdish news, see these sources:

 

ANF English: https://anfenglishmobile.com/

Hawar News: https://hawarnews.com/en/

Rojhelat: http://rojhelat.info/en/

Komun Academy: 

https://komun-academy.com

CHRI

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/

Iran Human Rights

https://iranhr.net/en/

Kurdistan Press Agency

https://kurdpa.net/en
Kurdistan24

https://www.kurdistan24.net/en
Rudaw

https://www.rudaw.net/english
Al-Monitor

https://www.al-monitor.com
KHRN

http://kurdistanhumanrights.org/en

KMMK

https://kmmk-ge.org/

Hengaw

https://hengaw.net/en

 

 

NEWS

  1. Four Kurdish citizens arrested in Naghadeh
  2. Iran jails woman activist over teaching Kurdish language
  3. Authentication; Additional report on injuries and amputations of four teenagers in Mehran due to a mine explosion
  4. Iran: Prison head denies political prisoner’s transfer to hospital
  5. Citizen arrested for sharing pictures of executed political prisoner
  6. PJAK: Kurdistan Region became a graveyard for activists from East Kurdistan
  7. Iranian Kurdish political activist found dead in Kurdistan Region’s Erbil
  8. Drought-stricken Iran sinks under deadly floods
  9. 2 of the 31 provinces in Iran record 2,400 child marriages this year
  10. Landmine blasts kill two in Iran, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
  11. Orator arrested at memorial service for executed Kurdish prisoner Haydar Ghorbani
  12. Iranian forces arrest activists for attending funeral of executed Kurdish political prisoner
  13. Demo in Frankfurt protests execution of Kurdish activists and politicians by Iranian state
  14. The execution of Qurbani was performed with the political targets of anti rights, and the oppression.
  15. Iran Human Rights Strongly Condemns Political Prisoner Heydar Ghorbani’s Execution
  16. UN Adopts Resolution Criticizing Iran’s Human Rights Abuses
  17. At least three Kurdish citizens arrested in Mahabad
  18. Unprecedented drought pushes Iran’s southeast to brink
  19. Families protest in front of Turkish embassy in Iran
  20. Kurdish activist Kazhal Nasri from Tangesar arrested
  21. Teachers Across Iran Protest for Fair Pay, Release of Jailed Colleagues

 

OPINION, COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS

  1. Iranian Poet Baktash Abtin Dies After Being Arbitrarily Detained in Iran
  2. Downed Passenger Plane: Iran’s Government Should Allow People to Freely Mourn, Pursue Justice
  3. Writer in Coma, Another Political Prisoner Dead after Unjust Imprisonment in Iran

 

REPORTS

  1. Human rights
  2. December monthly report: Human rights violations in Iranian Kurdistan
  3. Iran killed 54 kolbars in 2021

 

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NEWS

  1. Four Kurdish citizens arrested in Naghadeh

09 January 2022 | Hengaw

According to a report received by Hengaw human rights organization, the Ettelaat arrested two Kurdish citizens named Chako Ghalandari, 38 years old, and Hosain Khaliyani, 25 years old, in the village of Koykan near Naghadeh on January 4, 2022.

https://hengaw.net/en/news/four-kurdish-citizens-arrested-in-naghadeh

 

  1. Iran jails woman activist over teaching Kurdish language

08 January 2022 | KHRN

Kurdish literary and cultural woman activist Zahra (also Zara) Mohammadi presented herself today at the court of Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, to serve a five-year prison sentence.

https://kurdistanhumanrights.org/en/iran-jails-woman-activist-over-teaching-kurdish-language/

 

  1. Authentication; Additional report on injuries and amputations of four teenagers in Mehran due to a mine explosion

08 January 2022 | Kurdpa

The identities of four teenagers who were amputated and injured in a mine explosion in the “Kanjancham” area of ​​Mehran, were confirmed to Kurdpa today on Thursday, January 6th.

https://kurdpa.net/en/news/authentication-additional-report-on-injuries-and-amputations-of-four-teenagers-in-mehran-due-to-a-mine-explosion

 

  1. Iran: Prison head denies political prisoner’s transfer to hospital

06 January 2022 | KHRN

The head of Naghadeh Prison in Iran’s northwestern province of West Azerbaijan has rejected the transfer of the ill Kurdish political prisoner Mohammad Moradi to a hospital outside the prison for treatment.

https://kurdistanhumanrights.org/en/iran-prison-head-denies-political-prisoners-transfer-to-hospital/

 

  1. Citizen arrested for sharing pictures of executed political prisoner

05 January 2022 | Hengaw

According to the report received by Hengaw human rights organization, a Kurdish citizen named Kiyanoush Rahmani, a resident of the city of Kamyaran, Kurdistan Province, was arrested on December 28, 2021 after he was summoned by Ettelaat.

https://hengaw.net/en/news/citizen-arrested-for-sharing-pictures-of-executed-political-prisoner

 

  1. PJAK: Kurdistan Region became a graveyard for activists from East Kurdistan

05 January 2022 | ANF

Activist Ehmed Bêxem from East Kurdistan (north-western Iran) was found dead in Hewler on December 31, 2021. The body of Bêxem (also known as Heval Kejwan) carried marks of torture. Hewler officials have not released any statement about the murder.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/kurdistan/pjak-kurdistan-region-became-a-graveyard-for-activists-from-east-kurdistan-57316

 

  1. Iranian Kurdish political activist found dead in Kurdistan Region’s Erbil

05 January 2022 | KHRN

The body of an Iranian Kurdish political activist named Ahmad Bigham has been found dead at his house in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, on 1 January.

https://kurdistanhumanrights.org/en/iranian-kurdish-political-activist-found-dead-in-kurdistan-regions-erbil/

 

  1. Drought-stricken Iran sinks under deadly floods

04 January 2022 | Al-Monitor

At least 10 people are confirmed and several other remain missing in Iran’s south and southeast as severe weather conditions and flash floods slam the impoverished region.

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/01/drought-stricken-iran-sinks-under-deadly-floods

 

  1. 2 of the 31 provinces in Iran record 2,400 child marriages this year

28 December 2021 | ANF

In Iran, child marriages are encouraged. In 2021, 2,400 child marriages were registered in the provinces of Sistan and Baluchistan alone, according to the data provided by the Iran Population Planning Directorate.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/human-rights/2-of-the-31-provinces-in-iran-record-2-4000-child-marriages-this-year-57137

 

  1. Landmine blasts kill two in Iran, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

28 December 2021 | KHRN

Landmine explosions in Iran’s western Ilam province and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq killed a child and a 39-year-old man on 26 December.

https://kurdistanhumanrights.org/en/landmine-blasts-kill-two-in-iran-kurdistan-region-of-iraq/

 

  1. Orator arrested at memorial service for executed Kurdish prisoner Haydar Ghorbani

27 December 2021 | Hengaw

According to a report received by Hengaw Human Rights Organization, Mohamad Mirza Rahmani, 50 years old and a Kurdish citizen from Kamyaran, Kurdistan Province, was arrested by forces of the Ettelaat.

https://hengaw.net/en/news/orator-arrested-at-memorial-service-for-executed-kurdish-prisoner-haydar-ghorbani

 

  1. Iranian forces arrest activists for attending funeral of executed Kurdish political prisoner

25 December 2021 | ANF

Iranian security forces have arrested three more Kurdish activists in Kamyaran, Kurdistan province, in the past two days for attending executed Kurdish political prisoner Heydar Ghorbani’s funeral, reported the Kurdistan Human Rights Network on Friday.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/kurdistan/iranian-forces-arrest-activists-for-attending-funeral-of-executed-kurdish-political-prisoner-57092

 

  1. Demo in Frankfurt protests execution of Kurdish activists and politicians by Iranian state

24 December 2021 | ANF

A rally was held in Frankfurt to protest the execution of Kurdish activists and politicians by the Iranian state. Under the leadership of the PJAK, the action held in front of the central train station was also supported by members of the Frankfurt Democratic Kurdish Community Center and representatives of women’s assemblies.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/human-rights/demo-in-frankfurt-protests-execution-of-kurdish-activists-and-politicians-by-iranian-state-57062

 

  1. The execution of Qurbani was performed with the political targets of anti rights, and the oppression.

20 December 2021 | Rojhelat

The execution of Kurdish political prisoner «Heyder Qurbani» on Sunday morning is an obvious example of the intensification of the Iranian regime’s fascist plan to suppress, stifle and continue genocide against the Kurdish people more extensively.

http://rojhelat.info/en/?p=10954

 

  1. Iran Human Rights Strongly Condemns Political Prisoner Heydar Ghorbani’s Execution

19 December 2021 | IHR

Kurdish political prisoner, Heydar Ghorbani who was sentenced to death on charges of baghy (armed rebellion), has been executed in Sanandaj Central Prison while according to his lawyer, Heydar “never confessed to being armed or using a weapon and there is no evidence to suggest otherwise.”

https://iranhr.net/en/articles/5025/

 

  1. UN Adopts Resolution Criticizing Iran’s Human Rights Abuses

17 December 2021 | CHRI

On December 16, 2021, the UN General Assembly adopted draft resolution II, “Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” with 78 votes in favor, 31 against and 69 absten-tions.

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2021/12/un-adopts-resolution-criticizing-irans-human-rights-abuses/

 

  1. At least three Kurdish citizens arrested in Mahabad

16 December 2021 | Hengaw

According to a report received by Hengaw human rights organization, two Kurdish citizens named Loghman Mawlani (40) and Khaman Ahmadi (38) from the village of Bitas near Mahabad, West Azerbaijan province, were arrested by forces of the Ettelaat. At the same time, a Kurdish citizen named Bayzid Djahangiri from the village of Hadjiali Kand near Mahabad was arrested..

https://hengaw.net/en/news/at-least-three-kurdish-citizens-arrested-in-mahabad

 

  1. Unprecedented drought pushes Iran’s southeast to brink

16 December 2021 | Al-Monitor

The director of the state-run Office for Meteorology in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan province has painted one of the bleakest pictures ever for the impoverished area’s water shortages.

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/12/unprecedented-drought-pushes-irans-southeast-brink

 

  1. Families protest in front of Turkish embassy in Iran

16 December 2021 | KHRN

Families of Iranian Kurdish asylum seekers, who were deprted to Syria by Turkey, gathered in front of the Turkish embassy in Tehran for the second day in a row on 15 December, demanding the release of their family members.

https://kurdistanhumanrights.org/en/families-protest-in-front-of-turkish-embassy-in-iran/

 

  1. Kurdish activist Kazhal Nasri from Tangesar arrested

16 December 2021 | Hengaw

According to the report received Hengaw human rights organization, Kazhal Nasri, 26 years old and a civil activist from Tangesar near Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province, was arrested by forces of the Ettelaat on December 12, 2021.

https://hengaw.net/en/news/kurdish-activist-kazhal-nasri-from-tangesar-arrested

 

  1. Teachers Across Iran Protest for Fair Pay, Release of Jailed Colleagues

13 December 2021 | CHRI

The government of Iran should allow teachers to exercise their right to public protest without the threat of violence or arbitrary arrest … teachers should be allowed to voice their legitimate demands for fair pay and the release of their unlawfully jailed colleagues

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2021/12/teachers-across-iran-protest-for-fair-pay-release-of-jailed-colleagues/

 

 

OPINION, COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS

  1. Iranian Poet Baktash Abtin Dies After Being Arbitrarily Detained in Iran

08 January 2022 | CHRI

The death of Iranian poet Baktash Abtin today in Tehran after contracting COVID-19 in Evin Prison is the result of the Iranian judiciary chief’s inhumane treatment of prisoners and the government’s refusal to hold responsible officials accountable.

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2022/01/iranian-poet-baktash-abtin-dies-after-being-arbitrarily-detained-in-iran/

 

  1. Downed Passenger Plane: Iran’s Government Should Allow People to Freely Mourn, Pursue Justice

06 January 2022 | CHRI

While commemorating the second anniversary of the killing of 176 people aboard Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the CHRI calls on the Iranian government to allow people to mourn their lost loved ones and to demand justice without interference.

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2022/01/downing-of-flight-ps572-irans-government-should-allow-people-to-freely-mourn-pursue-justice/

 

  1. Writer in Coma, Another Political Prisoner Dead after Unjust Imprisonment in Iran

03 January 2022 | CHRI

News of an imprisoned political prisoner dying after going on hunger strike in Iran, and a writer struggling to survive in a Tehran hospital after contracting COVID-19 in jail highlights the dire situation of all prisoners in the country, the CHRI said in a statement today.

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2022/01/writer-in-coma-another-political-prisoner-dead-after-arbitrary-imprisonment-in-iran/

 

 

REPORTS

  1. Human rights

09 January 2022 | Kurdpa

At least 30 cases of human rights violations have been reported in Iranian Kurdistan between 11 December 2021 and 09 January.

https://kurdpa.net/en/news?Category=Human%20Rights

 

  1. December monthly report: Human rights violations in Iranian Kurdistan

04 January 2022 | KHRN

Investigations carried out by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) show that many Kurdish civilians and activists from Iran have become victims of human rights violations in December 2021.

https://kurdistanhumanrights.org/en/december-monthly-report-human-rights-violations-in-iranian-kurdistan/

 

  1. Iran killed 54 kolbars in 2021

29 December 2021 | ANF

According to the data released by Kolbernews, the Iranian state has killed 548 kolbars in 9 years. In 2021, it killed 54 kolbars.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/human-rights/iran-killed-54-kolbars-in-2021-57157