Jakan Baran Archives - KHRN

April 8, 2024

Concerns rise over fate of Kurdish activist missing amid security threats

Jakan Baran (Hossein Bagheri), a Kurdish activist and political asylum seeker from Ilam, Ilam Province, who has been living in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq since 2019, has been missing since 23 March, sparking concerns about his safety and whereabouts. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Baran was forced to flee the city of Erbil in the Kurdistan Region due to security...

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April 9, 2019

Kurdish Poet Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN); April 09,2019: Kurdish poet, Hossein Bagheri (known as Jakan Baran), was released on Apr 7, 2019 on a bail of 50 million Tomans. This Kurdish poet was arrested at his home in Ilam on March 19. He published a video about his hunger strike from the time he was arrested until Apr 2, 2019 and released on bail on his Instagram...

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