Iran’s controversial new “Hijab and Chastity” law aims to stifle individuals who defy or criticise the strict Islamic dress code, as the country marks one year since mass women’s rights protests erupted over the death in custody of young Kurdish-Iranian woman Jina Mahsa Amini.
Iraqi Kurdish politician Bafel Talabani convened a series of pivotal meetings in Baghdad focused on a recent drone attack on Arbat airport, an act originating from Turkey that garnered condemnation from Iraqi figures.
An executive from the Kurdistan Communities Union Executive, Mustafa Karasu, has slammed Iraqi Kurdistan’s ruling party for alleged ties with Turkey and denounced the lack of response to what he described ”a betrayal”.
And a freelance journalist and Medya News contributor Matt Broomfield was interrogated for five hours by the UK’s anti-terror police on the basis of his reporting on the Kurdish issue.
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