Geography

Iran – Kurdistan – Baneh protests – update 1

In wake of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards killing two Kurdish porters for carrying goods across the Iran-Kurdistan Region border, a large number of people in the Kurdish city of Baneh have closed down their shops in protest and have taken to the streets confronting Iranian authorities. According to reports, two protesters …

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Every place must become a ground of resistance

A genocide is being committed in Kurdistan and the world must recognize and assess it correctly. This genocide is being conducted from all sides. After the treaty of Lausanne the decision was given to exterminate the Kurdish people physically and culturally. This decision is still prevalent and still put into …

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Hawija: The Haven of ISIS

On August 2, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) launched an operation to begin liberating Tal Afar. Yet the city’s liberation will be no simple task, with post-liberation governance being particularly complicated. Tal Afar is a diverse territory, home to Sunni Arabs, Sunni Turkmen, Shia Turkmen, and Yazidis. But the complexity of governance spans …

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Adnan Rashidi arrested by Iranian order

According to Human rights groups, Adnan Rashidi, a Kurdish human rights activist was arrested by Asayesh forces of Iraqi Kurdistan and he has been tortured.  Mr. Rashidi is from Rojhelat/Kurdistan under Iran rule and being arrested under Iranian pressure over Asayesh of Pinjwen district. 

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