KDP Press: Sakineh Parvaneh, a Kurdish political prisoner, who has been on hunger strike at Qarchak prison in Varamin, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Sakineh Parvana, Kurdish political prisoner has been on a hunger strike at Qarchak prison since Monday, May 25, in protest to her five-year prison sentence and authorities’ failure to comply with the principle of separation of crimes. According to the Hengaw, ”She is currently being held in Ward 3 of Qarchak prison. This section is for financial and drug offenders”, an informed source said. On Sunday, May 17, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran was sentenced Sakineh Parvaneh, a political prisoner from Khorasan Razavi province, to five years in prison and she is banned for membership in political groups and factions for two years. The verdict has been issued on charges of ”membership in anti-regime Kurdish parties groups and disrupting the country’s security”. Sakineh Parvaneh, 30, was arrested by Intelligence forces in Kurdistan province after her return from the Kurdistan Region and transferred to the Ward 209 Intelligence Detention Center in Evin Prison in Tehran.
By: Abbas Mohammadi In this essay I will discuss the legacy and influence of Ahmad Khani (1650- 1707) on Kurdish national awakening. Ahmad Khani was a famous Kurdish poet and well-known for his book, ‘Mam-u-Zin’. […]
(Beirut) – Iranian authorities have escalated their crackdown on lawyers, Human Rights Watch said today. Over the past month, revolutionary courts have sentenced at least three lawyers to long prison terms for their human rights activism and […]
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Kurdistan A Brief Historical Background
By: Mouloud Swara The first independent Kurdish republic was in Iranian Kurdistan. The ‘State of Republic of Kurdistan’ was founded in Mahabad in January 1946 and, although it survived for less than a year, it […]