Monthly Archives: March 2016

Kurdish visa rejections soar as British groups urge reform

A dramatic increase in Kurds refused visas for the UK has been revealed in a parliamentary answer. Between April and September last year 1,165 of 1,790, or two-thirds of all applications made in Erbil were turned down. The All-Party Parliamentary … Continue reading

Remembering the Kurdish Uprising and the urgency of solidarity today

Twenty five years ago this month, Iraqi Kurds rose against Saddam Hussein and, for instance, captured the Red House in Slemani after days of fierce fighting. It was a vile torture centre where thousands were murdered, and women raped in … Continue reading

Meeting with the KRG Speaker

Minutes of APPG Kurdistan meeting on Wednesday 24 February at the Commons. The guest speaker was Yousif Mohammed Sadiq MP, Speaker of the Kurdistani Parliament. APPG Chair Jason McCartney MP and Director Gary Kent discussed the current situation with the … Continue reading