The Islamic Republic of Iran arrested at least 96 Kurdish protesters, including 13 children, in the first two weeks of the year, a human rights group announced on Tuesday. The regime has been using increasing violence to quell the uprising in Iran’s westernmost region, known as Rojhilat in Kurdish.
US envoys Brett McGurk and Nicholas Grainger have visited Kurdish politicians in Erbil and representatives of the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria in Hasakah.
A Turkish court in the Eastern Van province ruled to acquit Kurdish journalist Aziz Oruç of terrorism charges, while sentencing Kurdish activists and politicians to prison for aiding him in the same case.
In other news, The Temps d’Esperança or Time of Hope, concert, organised by Azadî Platform, will bring together Catalan and Kurdish musicians to a European audience in Barcelona to support Kurdish people’s self-determination and the freedom of political prisoners, including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party leader Abdullah Öcalan.
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