23 people were arrested after attending a Kurdish wedding in Eskişehir, western Turkey, for allegedly propagating “terrorist propaganda” by listening to songs associated with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
As fears grow of a wider war spreading through the Middle East, as the war in Gaza continues, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns that US personnel in the region will be defended if they come under fire.
A girl in Iran has allegedly fallen victim to the country’s brutal enforcement of the Islamic dress code. 16 year old Armita Garawand has been declared brain dead after a reported encounter with hijab enforcement officers.
In other news, exiled Kurdish-Iranian feminist Zeinab Bayazidi receives the Daniele Po Prize, recognising her advocacy work for women’s rights. Bayazidi dedicated her award to a female political prisoner serving a life sentence in Iran.
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