WomenRights Archives - KHRN

January 21, 2018

Family Dispute Led to the Murder of a Young Woman in Piranshahr

A young woman in Piranshahr was murdered by her husband due to family disputes. According to the reports received by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN a 23-year-old married woman known as Ronak Rasouli from the Sarvak village of Piranshahr was murdered on January 16, 2018 by her husband due to family disputes. A few days ago, news about the suicide of this woman was reported by...

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July 3, 2017

Two Women Set Themselves Aflame in Sardasht and Divandareh

In the cities of Sardasht and Divandareh, two young women set themselves aflame due to family and social problems. One of them lost her life because of severe burning. Kurdistan Human Rights Network has learned that, on Sunday, June 18, (Sh.M) ,23-year-old young woman resident of “Dargani Village” set herself on fire in the city of Divandareh, due to family and social problems. She died...

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January 22, 2017

Kurdish music group banned from performing at Kermanshah festival

Kurdish music band 'Dayrak Khatoon' has been banned from performing live at the 'International Festival of Tribal Music', which is held between 19 to 22 January in Kermanshah. The band was scheduled to perform on 21 January, but the Iranian authorities have simply banned it. on the pretext of the presence of women members in the band. The Kurdish group held a concert a few...

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August 6, 2016

Iran’s security forces prevent bike riding for women’s rights in Kurdish Mariwan

  Locals in the Kurdish city of Mariwan have protested how the Iranian security forces tried to prevent women from participating in a weekly public environmental awareness activity. Riding bicycles as an environmental awareness campaign usually takes place on Thursdays across Iran Women and men of all ages together begun to take part in the campaign’s activities in the Kurdish city of Mariwan to support the full...

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January 31, 2016

Iran: Save Zeynab’s sight

Amnesty International UK: Zeynab Jalalian is in her early thirties and is set to spend the rest of her life in Iran’s Kermanshah prison. She was convicted in 2010 of membership of an armed Kurdish opposition group, following alleged torture during her interrogation and a trial lasting a few minutes with no lawyer present. She lost her freedom, now she may lose her sight too. Zeynab...

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