Salah Bayaziddi

U.S. Representative

Salah joined the Komala party at a young age and became an activist in the Kurdish struggle against oppression of the Iranian regime. In 1982, he was arrested by the regime’s security. Salah survived over two years of gruesome torture and solitary confinement for his belief in a free Iran that allows for the equality of all. Following Salah’s release from prison, he was under strict watch by the regime. From 1984 to 1990, Salah was deprived the right to study, deprived the right to work, deprived the right to travel abroad, and many more oppressions to human rights. In 1990, Salah had to escape Iran illegally through the mountains of Turkey. He approached the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ankara, Turkey. He was then accepted as a new immigrant to Canada. In 1991, Salah resettled in Toronto, Canada. He remained active in the Komala party, and striving for Kurdish and Iranian rights. Following the 14th Congress in July 2014, Salah was elected as a member of the Central Committee of Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan.

In 1979, Salah joined the Komala party at a young age and became an activist in the Kurdish struggle against oppression of the Iranian regime. In 1982, he was arrested by the regime’s security. Salah survived over two years of gruesome torture and solitary confinement for his belief in a free Iran that allows for the equality of all.

Following Salah’s release from prison, he was under strict watch by the regime. From 1984 to 1990, Salah was deprived the right to study, deprived the right to work, deprived the right to travel abroad, and many more oppressions to human rights.

In 1990, Salah had to escape Iran illegally through the mountains of Turkey. He approached the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ankara, Turkey. He was then accepted as a new immigrant to Canada.

In 1991, Salah resettled in Toronto, Canada. He remained active in the Komala party, and striving for Kurdish and Iranian rights.

Following the 14th Congress in July 2014, Salah was elected as a member of the Central Committee of Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan.

During the 1990s, Mohtadi strongly advocated the need for a radical change in the Iranian oppositions’ way of thinking. He argued that they should adapt to the needs of the time and put democracy first.

An accomplished writer, Mohtadi has written intensely on Kurdish and Iranian politics. He left his doctoral studies in London in 1997 to dedicate his time to the Komala cause. He had a pivotal role in making deep political changes in the Komala Party, including its affiliation to social democracy. Since then, he has presided over a period of rapid revival and growth for the party.

Mohtadi stands for a democratic, pluralist and non-centralist Iran that lives in peace with its diverse cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic population, its neighbors and the world.

An experienced Kurdish leader and a well-known figure in the Iranian opposition, Mohtadi is now the official leader of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan.

About Author

Connect with Me: