Masked men attack Kurdish activist

Please pray for Kurdish activist Kak Aram who continues to speak out against injustices despite threats against his life.
Four CPTers sit with Kak Aram at a restaurant table
Members of CPT meet with Kak Aram after the attack.

Kak Aram was attacked on 26 February by four masked men who pulled him out of his car, tied his hands and feet, and then stabbed him 17 times in the abdomen. In recent months, he has received several death threats warning him to stop his activism and speaking out against gender violence, environmental pollution, and political corruption. Pray that Kak Aram continues to heal from the physical and psychological trauma he suffered from this assault.   

On 11 April, the CPT Iraqi Kurdistan team met with Kak Aram in his tea shop in Kalar, where he shared about this traumatic attack on his life.

We offer gratitude for Kak Aram’s work and all the courageous activists and independent journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan who dare to confront political oppression and war targeting innocent people. Kak Aram and many activists and journalists receive regular threats against their lives or are subjected to arrest and imprisonment.  

In the work of CPT Iraqi Kurdistan, our priorities include “Accompanying human rights defenders and civil initiatives standing against oppression,” and we are dedicated to the struggle for freedom of speech and civil society organizing that Kak Aram and others are fighting with their lives. 

Read More Prayers

migrants handprints in red and blue paint cover a white wall

Guarantee the human right to movement

Pray that migrants may safely make their journeys towards a better life and that governments will choose to guarantee the human right to movement.

Mail Alert

We want to inform our constituents about interruptions to both Canadian and US mail services.

As global capitalism continues to exploit, Canada is seeing an increase of folks sleeping on the street. In Toronto, there is a growing encampment on the church property where our office is located. CPT is in solidarity with residents of the encampment.  Unfortunately, some Canada Post workers have since refused to deliver mail to our office. We are unsure if the mail is being stored somewhere or will be returned to sender. To ensure your donations make it to CPT, now would be a good time to switch to online donations, if you are able.  

In the US, postal services have been increasingly unreliable. If you are able, we encourage you to consider a monthly online giving plan which you can easily set up.

Skip to content