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. Mines from Iran-Iraq war continue to claim lives and limbs in Kurdistan Region
  2. Another kolbar killed by Iranian forces
  3. Professor: Kurds are inherent part of region, we must ally with them
  4. Teachers take to the streets in Rojhilat and Iran
  5. Three Kurds commit suicide in Bokan and Kirmaşan
  6. More than 300 Arrested and 40 Blinded in Isfahan Protest Crackdown
  7. Iranian forces, Taliban clash over Afghan ‘border misunderstanding’
  8. Peace in Kurdistan Campaign writes open letter to UK Home Secretary on Kurds and refugee crisis
  9. Iran: Concerns grow over detained PJAK fighter’s situation
  10. Iranian, Turkish presidents discuss PKK threat on their borders
  11. Kurdish teacher and activist Kayvan Minoie has been missing for two weeks
  12. Iran’s IRGC returns 13 prisoners to Orumiyeh prison after interrogation
  13. Iran riot police ‘forcibly’ sweep water protest site
  14. Kurdish Migrant from Kermanshah Freezes to Death on Belarus-Poland Border
  15. Thousands of Iranians protest water scarcity in Isfahan
  16. Iran lashes out at Canada over UN rights resolution
  17. Kurdish photojournalist arrested by Taliban in Afghanistan
  18. UN experts say Iran’s new family law is in ‘clear contravention of international law’
  19. Iranian Intelligence Forces detained four Kurdish civilians from Nayr village in Kurdistan Province

 

OPINION, COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS

  1. Isfahan: Instead of Crushing Protests, the Iranian Government Should Solve Its Water Crisis
  2. Who Will Support the People of Iran?
  3. The active role of the nation is the guarantee of achieving the freedom and democracy
  4. Repression of women prisoners in Urmia resumes

 

REPORTS

  1. Human rights
  2. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – A Statistical Report by Hengaw
  3. November monthly report: Human rights violations in Iranian Kurdistan
  4. November 2021: At least 17 Kolbars injured / killed
  5. 793 applications in 24 years, says Legal Aid Office Against Sexual Harassment and Rape in Detention
  6. KODAR: Freedom of society depends on women’s freedom
  7. Special report: 61 women committed suicide, 25 murdered in seven months in Kurdistan, Iran

 

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NEWS

1. Mines from Iran-Iraq war continue to claim lives and limbs in Kurdistan Region

05 December 2021 | Rudaw

Active mines dispersed across the Kurdistan Region’s border areas continue to claim the lives and limbs of the residents of border villages. Momn Abdulla, 43, is from the village of Herti in Erbil’s Soran district. She lost a leg to a landmine just one kilometer from her house 14 years ago.

https://www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/051220212

 

2. Another kolbar killed by Iranian forces

05 December 2021 | ANF

Iranian state forces opened fire on a group of kolbars (load carriers for daily wage) in the countryside of Kirmashan city. The attack took place as the kolbars passed through the Qesrî Şîrîn border line.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/kurdistan/another-kolbar-killed-by-iranian-forces-56662

 

3. Professor: Kurds are inherent part of region, we must ally with them

04 December 2021 | ANHA

“Al-Raqb” explained in a special statement to our agency that “the Kurds have the right to decide whether they want to have an independent state or to be part of countries with dual nationalities, and this is a right for the Kurds and for every ethnicity in the region in general.”

https://hawarnews.com/en/haber/professor-kurds-are-inherent-part-of-region-we-must-ally-with-them-h27901.html

 

4. Teachers take to the streets in Rojhilat and Iran

03 December 2021 | ANF

Responding to the call by the Iranian Trade Unions and Cultural Associations Coordination Board, teachers held demonstrations in Iran and Eastern Kurdistan on Thursday.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/news/teachers-take-to-the-streets-in-rojhilat-and-iran-56610

 

5. Three Kurds commit suicide in Bokan and Kirmaşan

02 December 2021 | ANF

According to the information provided by the Kurdistan Human Rights Association (KMMK), a man named Xusrew Ön and a woman named Gulê Hîdayetniya committed suicide by hanging themselves in the city of Bokan in Eastern Kurdistan.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/kurdistan/three-kurds-commit-suicide-in-bokan-and-kirmasan-56589

 

6. More than 300 Arrested and 40 Blinded in Isfahan Protest Crackdown

01 December 2021 | IHR

The Isfahan farmers’ protest which began on November 8 against the government’s mismanagement of the water crisis and their demands being ignored were brutally and violently suppressed in Zayandeh Roud river’s dry banks and next to the Khajou bridge on November 26.

https://iranhr.net/en/articles/5000/

 

7. Iranian forces, Taliban clash over Afghan ‘border misunderstanding’

01 December 2021 | Al-Monitor

Clashes between Iranian forces and Afghanistan’s Taliban fighters have ended, Iranian state news outlets reported on Wednesday, blaming a “border misunderstanding” for the incident.

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/12/iranian-forces-taliban-clash-over-afghan-border-misunderstanding

 

8. Peace in Kurdistan Campaign writes open letter to UK Home Secretary on Kurds and refugee crisis

30 November 2021 | ANF

The letter said: “We write to demand that Her Majesty’s Government consider and act on the causes of the crisis concerning would-be refugees at the Port of Calais, in the English Channel and on the Polish-Belarus border…

https://anfenglishmobile.com/human-rights/peace-in-kurdistan-campaign-writes-open-letter-to-uk-home-secretary-on-kurds-and-refugee-crisis-56550

 

9. Iran: Concerns grow over detained PJAK fighter’s situation

30 November 2021 | KHRN

… the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Orumiyeh, West Azerbaijan province, have told the family of the detained member of the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK), Edris Faghihi, that they were unaware of his situation.

https://kurdistanhumanrights.org/en/iran-concerns-grow-over-detained-pjak-fighters-situation/

 

10. Iranian, Turkish presidents discuss PKK threat on their borders

28 November 2021 | Rudaw

Turkish and Iranian leaders on Sunday discussed regional stability and dealing with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a day after the armed Kurdish group clashed with Turkish forces on the Kurdistan Region’s eastern borders with Iran.

https://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/28112021

 

11. Kurdish teacher and activist Kayvan Minoie has been missing for two weeks

26 November 2021 | Hengaw

The Kurdish citizen Kayvan minoie has been missing for more than two weeks. The activist and Kurdish teacher was arrested on November 12, 2021, in Mariwan, Kurdistan Province, by forces of the Ettelaats (Iranian secret service) and taken to an unknown location.

https://hengaw.net/en/news/kurdish-teacher-and-activist-kayvan-minuei-has-been-missing-for-two-weeks

 

12. Iran’s IRGC returns 13 prisoners to Orumiyeh prison after interrogation

26 November 2021 | KHRN

The Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) returned [four political] prisoners of conscience and ten non-political prisoners to Orumiyeh prison on 25 November.

https://kurdistanhumanrights.org/en/irans-irgc-returns-13-prisoners-to-orumiyeh-prison-after-interrogation/

 

13. Iran riot police ‘forcibly’ sweep water protest site

26 November 2021 | Al-Monitor

Protesters who have been camped out across the drained basin of River Zayandeh Rood in the central Iranian city of Esfahan woke up to a pre-dawn raid by riot police Nov. 25.

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/11/iran-riot-police-forcibly-sweep-water-protest-site

 

14. Kurdish Migrant from Kermanshah Freezes to Death on Belarus-Poland Border

24 November 2021 | Hengaw

A young Kurdish migrant from Salase Bawajani in Kermanshah province froze to death in the forests between Belarus and Poland.

https://hengaw.net/en/news/kurdish-migrant-from-kermanshah-freezes-to-death-on-belarus-poland-border

 

15. Thousands of Iranians protest water scarcity in Isfahan

19 November 2021 | Al-Monitor

In videos posted to social media, demonstrators are seen making their way through a dry riverbed on their way to the centuries-old Khaju Bridge over the Zayandeh Rood River.

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/11/thousands-iranians-protest-water-scarcity-isfahan

 

16. Iran lashes out at Canada over UN rights resolution

19 November 2021 | Al-Monitor

Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued a strongly worded statement of condemnation in response to a UN resolution that has raised alarm on human rights violations committed by the Islamic Republic.

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/11/iran-lashes-out-canada-over-un-rights-resolution

 

17. Kurdish photojournalist arrested by Taliban in Afghanistan

17 November 2021 | Hengaw

Ebrahim Alipour was in Afghanistan on an assignment to prepare a report when he was taken away by Taliban forces to an unknown location. Alipour is a member of International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) and Middle East Image (MEI).

https://hengaw.net/en/news/kurdish-photojournalist-arrested-by-taliban-in-afghanistan

 

18. UN experts say Iran’s new family law is in ‘clear contravention of international law’

17 November 2021 | Rudaw

A group of United Nations experts on Tuesday condemned Tehran’s new family law that aims to boost the declining fertility rate, saying it tramples on women’s human rights.

https://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iran/17112021

 

19. Iranian Intelligence Forces detained four Kurdish civilians from Nayr village in Kurdistan Province

15 November 2021 | Hengaw

An Ongoing wave of arbitrary detention of Kurdish civilians in Kurdistan Province resulted in detaining at least four Kurdish civilians from Nayr, a village in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province.

https://hengaw.net/en/news/iranian-intelligence-forces-detained-four-kurdish-civilians-from-nayr-village-in-kurdistan-province

 

OPINION, COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS

1. Isfahan: Instead of Crushing Protests, the Iranian Government Should Solve Its Water Crisis

29 November 2021 | CHRI

The Iranian security and military forces’ violent crackdown on large protests in the city of Isfahan that broke out over severe state mismanagement of water resources is more evidence of the Ebrahim Raisi government’s policy of zero tolerance of public criticism and dissent.

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2021/11/isfahan-instead-of-crushing-protests-the-iranian-government-should-solve-its-water-crisis/

 

2. Who Will Support the People of Iran?

29 November 2021 | CHRI

The Iranian people have risked and lost their lives protesting the unjust policies of their government, given up years of freedom to sit behind bars for defending human rights, and endured decades of repression and hardship.

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2021/11/who-will-support-the-people-of-iran/

 

3. The active role of the nation is the guarantee of achieving the freedom and democracy

17 November 2021 | Rojhelat

Kurdistan is going through a dangerous strategic and historic channel. An agenda for the conservative system of the central state is almost completely revealing its immoral and fascist face to the peoples of the region…

http://rojhelat.info/en/?p=10942

 

4. Repression of women prisoners in Urmia resumes

15 November 2021 | ANF

After nearly two years of ill-treatment and torture in Urmia prison, new methods of pressure are now used against female prisoners who said that they would start protesting again.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/human-rights/repression-of-women-prisoners-in-urmia-resumes-56232

 

REPORTS

1. Human rights

06 December 2021 | Kurdpa

Between 24 and 27 November 2021 at least 19 people have been victims of human rights violations in Iranian Kurdistan.

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

 

2. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – A Statistical Report by Hengaw

03 December 2021 | Hengaw

On the occasion of November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Hengaw Human Rights Organization publishes a statistical report about violations of women’s rights in Iranian Kurdistan for this year.

https://hengaw.net/en/news/international-day-for-the-elimination-of-violence-against-women-a-statistical-report-by-hengaw

 

3. November monthly report: Human rights violations in Iranian Kurdistan

01 December 2021 | 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 November 2021.

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

 

4. November 2021: At least 17 Kolbars injured / killed

01 December 2021 | Hengaw

In November 2021, at least 17 Kolbars fell victim to the dangers associated with their work.

https://hengaw.net/en/news/november-2021-at-least-17-kolbars-injured-/-killed

 

5. 793 applications in 24 years, says Legal Aid Office Against Sexual Harassment and Rape in Detention

25 November 2021 | ANF

The Legal Aid Office Against Sexual Harassment and Rape in Detention shared a report containing the statistical data of its 24-year research on the occasion of 25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/women/793-applications-in-24-years-says-legal-aid-office-against-sexual-harassment-and-rape-in-detention-56442

 

6. KODAR: Freedom of society depends on women’s freedom

23 November 2021 | ANF

“Without a doubt, a free society can only be made possible through women’s freedom and Kurdish society has gotten closer to freedom thanks to the struggle of free women,” KODAR said on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/women/kodar-freedom-of-society-depends-on-women-s-freedom-56415

 

7. Special report: 61 women committed suicide, 25 murdered in seven months in Kurdistan, Iran

22 November 2021 | KHRN

On the occasion of 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has prepared a detailed report on cases of genocide, honour killings, female suicides, as well as the arrests and imprisonments of Kurdish women activists in Iran from 21 March 2021 to 25 November.

https://kurdistanhumanrights.org/en/special-report-61-women-committed-suicide-25-murdered-in-seven-months-in-kurdistan-iran/

 

 

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Campaign for a political solution of the Kurdish Question

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