UA: 151/14 Index: MDE 13/033/2014 Iran Date: 16 June 2014
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL- URGENT ACTION
KURDISH WOMAN losing sight in Iranian prison
Zeynab Jalalian, a member of Iranian’s Kurdish minority, currently serving a life sentence in Kermanshah Prison, western Iran, is at risk of losing her eyesight and she is in urgent need of medical care.
THE HUFFINGTON POST- Struan Stevenson- MEP, President of European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq
The current uprising in Iraq has come as no surprise to those of us who have watched the deteriorating situation over the past 18 months. Residents of six Sunni provinces of Iraq staged sit-ins in December 2012 to protest against widespread repression and executions by the government of Nouri-al-Maliki.
Many Western media these days are presenting the civil war and tremendous violence that has surged in Iraq as a confrontation between the forces of the Government of Nuri-al-Maliki, the Shiite prime minister, and the Sunni terrorist group called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant or ISIS. This description of the conflict is overly simplistic and ignores several essential elements for a proper understanding of the situation.