BRAVO SHIRIN EBADI – GOOD WORDS ! (MESOP)
26 May 2013 / – Zaman- This week’s guest for Monday Talk has said the Iranian government’s support for the Bashar al-Assad regime keeps it alive and that the war would end if Tehran stopped supporting the Syrian regime.
Iran Urges Respect for Iraq’s Territorial Integrity after PKK Withdrawal from Turkey
TEHRAN (FNA) FARS NEWS – 22.5.2013 – Iran on Tuesday said the recent agreement between Ankara and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party on the withdrawal of the PKK members from Turkey into Northern Iraq should have been okayed by Tehran and Baghdad beforehand.
May 20, 2013- ncr-iran.org – ERBIL-Hewlêr, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— Iraqi Kurdistan has arrested 40 Iranian spies including those posing as journalists in Kurdish propaganda organizations.
By Momen Zellmi: Kurdistan Tribune – 20.5.2013 – The eleventh election of the President of Iran is scheduled to be held on Friday, 14 June 2013.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region –14.5.2013 – RUDAW - Two ethnic Kurds – one a former governor of Sanandaj and the other an unknown real estate agent — are among hopefuls registered for Iran’s presidential election next month.
NEWSDESK – MESOP - 12.5.2013 - : Kurdish political prisoner Hebibulla Gulperipur who has been held in Simnan prison was taken to an unknown location by the prison officials.
A Short Story by Ava Homa
Farzad Kamangar was an elementary school teacher, nonviolent civil liberties advocate and poet from Eastern Kurdistan who was detained by Iranian security forces in 2006 and accused of collaborating with Kurdish opposition groups. Charged with being a mohareb or “enemy of God,” Kamangar refused to confess in spite of four years of detention and torture. His letters from his cell led international organizations like UNICEF and Education International to condemn his imprisonment. Aged 32, Farzad Kamangar was hanged three years ago this week, on May 9 2010. The following is an extract from ‘Lullaby’, Ava Homa’s latest short story based on Farzad’s letters.
A YOUNG MAN SENTENCED TO DEAT IN MASHAD / May 2013
Tuesday, 11th June 2013, 13.00-15.00 (TBC)
Palais des Nations Geneva, Switzerland
By Ramyar Hassani: Kurdistan Tribune – 6.5.2013 – As Kurds were segregated into four countries in the 1920s, a part of Kurdistan went under the control of the Iranian government up until now and Kurds in this part have suffered a lot because of being a minority and whenever they have demanded their basic rights they have faced repression and human rights violations.