Kurdish Political Prisoners Sentenced to Death in Iran Amid Israel Tensions

TEHRAN, Iran – A Tehran court has handed down death sentences to four Kurdish political prisoners on charges of collaborating with Israel, amid growing tensions between Iran and Israel. The Norwegian-based human rights group Hengaw has warned that the prisoners’ lives are in immediate danger due to political decisions being made by the government and non-judicial entities. The prisoners, members of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan, a social democratic ethnic political party, have been …

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California Man Denies Manslaughter Charges in Death of Jewish Protestor

LOS ANGELES, CA – A man from California, Loay Alnaji, 50, denied charges of manslaughter and battery in a Ventura County Superior Court hearing on Friday. Alnaji is accused of causing the death of Jewish protestor Paul Kessler, 69, during a clash between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrators earlier this month. Alnaji was arrested at his residence in Moorpark, California, which is close to the site of the November 5 protests and approximately 45 miles northwest …

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