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funeral of Avan Najmadeen.

Avan Najmadeen was buried on Friday 26 October 2018 in Stoke-on-Trent, England. We believe  that she is yet another victim of patriarchal tradition and violence against women. Her funeral was attended by family members and representatives of two organisations, the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR) and the Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s ...

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Open letter to Mr Masud Barzani, the President of Kurdistan Democratic Party and Mr Nechervan Barzani Deputy President

Open letter to Mr Masud Barzani, the President of Kurdistan Democratic Party and Mr Nechervan Barzani Deputy President  Gentlemen,  It has been approximately three years since an Australian family decided to return to Iraq. The family’s decision to return to Iraq was supported by the mother’s father, AZAD MIRAN, who ...

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UK Government continues to detain Iraqi Asylum seekers  The UK Government continues to threaten Iraqi and Kurdish nationals with forcible deportation and continues to detain them for long periods in detention centres. IFIR has received the following appeals from detainees held in Colnbrook & Harmondsworth,detention centres.

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