Amnesty International Archives - KHRN

February 2, 2021

Amnesty: Jailed Iranian Kurdish woman Zeynab Jalalian tortured

Amnesty International has accused Iran of torturing Kurdish woman political prisoner Zeynab Jalalian and called upon readers to take urgent action by sending appeals to the country’s Head of Judiciary, Ebrahim Raisi.The organization said agents of the Ministry of Intelligence of Iran tortured Jalalian by “deliberately denying her health care to coerce her into providing a videotaped ‘confession’”.“This intentional denial of health care is...

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December 4, 2020

Iran: Six men at imminent risk of having their fingers amputated following unfair trials and torture

The Iranian authorities must immediately halt imminent plans to amputate the fingers of six men convicted of robbery following unfair trials and torture-tainted “confessions”, said Amnesty International in a detailed analysis released today. On Nov 27, 2020, a source familiar with the case of Hadi Rostami informed the Kurdistan Human Rights Network that "Hadi Rostami" and two other prisoners known as "Mehdi Sharafian" and "Mehdi Shahivand"...

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May 9, 2019

An Open Letter from Kurdish Human Rights Defenders to Amnesty International

Kurdish human rights defenders from East Kurdistan / Iran have written a letter to Kumi Naidoo, Secretary-General of Amnesty International. In this letter they express their concern about the violent and degrading treatment of Kurdish and non-Kurdish activists, who were protesting last week in the London office of Amnesty International against the global silence regarding the extensive hunger strike of Kurdish political prisoners in...

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November 4, 2017

A Kurdish Journalist and Recognised Refugee Wins Amnesty International Award

Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish refugee journalist known as ‘the Voice of Manus’ won the Amnesty International Australia Media Awards. Euronews reported that the refugee journalist from Ilam, who is residing at Manus Island Asylum Seeker Detention Centre in Papua New Guinea (PNG), did not manage to attend the ceremony in Sydney in Australia. Behrouz Buchani is continuously reporting the situation asylum seekers in Manus Island and...

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