Enforced Disappearances in Iran and the Assault on Fundamental Rights
Enforced Disappearances in Iran and the Assault on Fundamental Rights:
On Wednesday September 20, Komala’s representative Peshko Khosravi participated in a meeting in Geneva organized by the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty (NPRTT) in cooperation with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO).
Khosravi says that he wanted to “unmask the numbers and statistics behind the Iranian regimes systematic use of enforced disappearances as a weapon of mass destruction against political dissidents and their families” by introducing the audience to the local stories and fates of some of his own family members and their neighbors who were subjected to enforced disappearances, torture, forced displacements and executions. “The logic in abducting innocent teenage girls or displacing and impoverishing old people was simple”, Khosravi stressed, “it was solely to punish my father and his two brothers for their political activism that they abducted their younger sisters and inflicted unspeakable horrors upon them while forcibly displacing their old parents far away from their home to a camp in the other end of Iran.”
Komala party of Iranian Kurdistan
Side event on enforced disappearances
Posted by Mona Silavi on Wednesday, September 20, 2017