According to news reports from various human rights activists the Turkish police has been involved in transferring Iranian refugees into war torn areas in Turkey where there is armed struggle between an armed Kurdish organization (PKK) and the Turkish Army.

A well known Zoroastrian activist and refugee Mr. Farid Shoolizadeh is the latest victim of the Turkish Police and has been transferred to the small city of Sirnak (a city bordering Syria and Iraq) where there is constant armed struggle between PKK and the Turkish Army, not to mention the dangerous of being at the Syrian border!

At least four other refugees have also been transferred to war torn areas in Turkey and face grave danger to their lives.

Unfortunately this is not the first time we have heard about the brutality of the Turkish Police against Iranian Refugees. In the past the Turkish police has been responsible for assisting Islamic Regime agents in kidnapping of Iranian refugees and their illegal return to Iran, as well as random arrests and beatings of refugees.

The Turkish Government has a serious responsibility to protect asylum seekers in Turkey and must make sure that it carries out its obligations to protect asylum seekers on its soil by keeping the Turkish Police in check and making sure they act within the law.

Sayeh Hassan is an Iranian-Canadian Lawyer, Blogger and Pro-Democracy Activist


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