Submitted by Kurdish Human Rights Project
Kurdish Human Rights Project
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KURDISH HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT
The Kurdish Human Rights Project (‘KHRP’) is an independent, non-political, non-governmental human rights organisation founded in 1992 and based in London, England. KHRP is committed to the promotion and protection of the human rights of all persons living within the Kurdish regions of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, irrespective of race, religion, sex, political persuasion or other belief or opinion. Its UK office is located in central London, where it is not subject to the intimidation and censorship faced by NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) in these regions.
KHRP is both a registered charity and limited company, and is funded through charitable trusts and donations.
1. This report is not a comprehensive analysis of torture in Syria. Rather it focuses upon cases of mistreatment of Kurdish people in Syria which undermine the submissions made in the Initial Report submitted by the Syrian Arab Republic in July 2009. Syrian Kurds are stateless peoples who continue to be targeted by the Syrian authorities and subjected to ill treatment, characteristically in the form of arbitrary arrests, incommunicado detention, extrajudicial killings, disappearances, as well as torture and deaths in custody.