asylum seeker Archives - KHRN

July 27, 2021

Kurdish woman drowns after boat capsizes near Greece

Kurdish woman asylum-seeker Monireh Heydari and some other asylum seekers have drowned after a boat carrying them turned over in the Mediterranean Sea near the Crete Island in Greece. The boat carrying mainly civilians from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq sank on 22 July. Although most of the people on the boat were rescued, four days after the incident, there is still no news on...

Read more
November 21, 2017

Two Kurdish Asylum Seekers Activists Arrested by Turkish Security Forces / They are at the Risk of deportation to Iran

The forces of Security and Intelligence Services of Turkey (MI) beat up the family of a Kurdish asylum seeker activist in Turkey and kidnapped two members of the family and transferred them to a security detention centre. "At 18:30 on Nov 18, 2017, the family of Sheida Rahimi (Kurdish asylum seeker activist) was beaten up while returning to their place of residence in Istanbul by...

Read more