Now, Ramin Hussein Panahi’s family has send a letter to UN Human Rights Reporter for Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, informing her about their situation. Ramin’s family has been plagued by Iran’s security forces for the past 10 years.
On June 23, one of our members, Ramin Hossein Panahi, was shot by Iranian soldiers in Sanandaj, Iran, after which he was arrested. He has been held captive since. After his arrest, family members of Ramin were imprisoned in Sanandaj prison. They have been released, but his family members are denied visitation rights and are even denied to leave their house. They also won’t receive any information regarding the medical status of Ramin or where he is being held captive.
Ramin was supposed to meet with Iranians to inform them about human rights issues but was shot and arrested and then transported to Tehran, the capital city. We, Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan, fear for his life. Iran often denies medical access to prisoners and does not abide by international standards. Therefore, we kindly request the international community to help us to pressure the Iranian government to inform his family of his whereabouts, grant him his right to a lawyer, and to abide by international standards regarding prisoners. Ramin is severely injured and in need of medical care immediately.
Message of Solidarity for the 15th Congress of Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan May 11th 2017
The Red Party Norway conveys our warmest message of solidarity to the 15th Congress of Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan.
The Middle East passes through a critical situation, with wars, interventions and extensive encroachments and suppressions from the state authorities. It is imperative that all progressive forces are united in their struggle for the interests of the peoples and for a just, peaceful ending of the wars.
The Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan has a special responsibility through their consequent struggle for democratisation of social and political life, based on the interests of the workers, women and suppressed masses, and a federative system that guarantees self-determination of all nationalities, including the Kurds.
We know that the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan are true to their international obligations, through your contributions to the common struggle against the fundamentalist, religious forces like Daesh, also outside Iran.
The secular and democratic line of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan will serve the progressive forces all over the region.
The Red Party Norway are wishing the 15th Congress, all participants and the new Board to be elected by the congress, a successful gathering and all the best in your further struggle.
Long live international solidarity!
The Red Party, Norway
responsible for International affairs
Komala party of Iranian Kurdistan
The Komala Party has been at the forefront of the struggle for justice for the Kurdish people for many decades. Bringing international attention to the grave human- and peoples’ rights violations by the Iranian regime. Furthermore, the Komala Party has been actively advocating for universal adoption of the right to self-determination, democracy and a federal Iran.
The Komala Party actively works to improve the situation for the Kurds, also internationally. In order to do this, the Komala Party is a member of many high profile international networks and organisations.
Several years ago the Komala Party joined the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation. The UNPO is a platform for nations and peoples who are currently unrepresented in the United Nations. The members are advocating for the worldwide adoption of the right to self-determination, democracy and universal human rights.
The nations and peoples within UNPO have a common goal. The members share a vision of a world where all people are free to determine their future and identity.
UNPO will soon have its General Assembly as well, where new paths to these ideals will be formulated. We will welcome the delegation from the Komala Party to our upcoming Assembly to join the debate.
We wish you success with the 15th Congress and hope it will strengthen and deepen your resolve to win the good fight for the rights and freedoms of the Kurdish people.
Egyptian Social Democratic Party (ESDP) message to the delegates of the 15th Congress of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan
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komala party of Iranian Kurdistan
On May 11th, Komala will organize it’s 15th congress in Kurdistan. The Kurdistan territory is enduring a state of full change in Iraq, Syria and Turkey, but in the past 5 decades, Kurdish Iranians have not witnessed any direct changes. As Iran is dealing with internal issues, Kurds will however play a pivotal role with regards to establishing democracy in Iran. Not only does a large portion of Iranians no longer believe in the Islamic Revolution, due to severe violations of human rights and disproportionate punishments, Iran’s economy is also on the break op collapse. The Spah, Iran’s military power, has caused an economic crisis due to corruption and fraud.
Since Iran’s internal problems make it all the more important to prepare society for change, our 15th congress will discuss our role in supporting the establishment of a democratic and solidary Iranian society within a panel discussion.
Furthermore, our congress will focus on, but will not be limited to:
– Democracy in the Middle East
– Our fight against terrorism
– Supporting women’s rights
– Human rights violations against Iranian Kurds
– establishing a unitary Kurdish platform
– The appointment of our new board.
Due to safety concerns we will not be able to host international guests. We hope that in the future we will be able to host a congress to which we can safely invite all our friends. For now, we would very much appreciate it if our sister parties and friends would enrich our congress by sending a message in which you express your solidarity and support to us as well as to all Iranian Kurds. You can send your message of support/solidarity to email@example.com.
Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan
On the 12th and 13th of March, Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan met with other Progressive Alliance members in Berlin during the Convention ‘Shaping our Future – For a World of Freedom, Justice & Solidarity’. During this Convention, the Progressive Alliance jointly elected the board for the upcoming two years, a coordinator was chosen and the guiding principles of the Progressive Alliance were adopted.
Furthermore, discussions were held on how to fight new authoritarianism, right-wing populist movements, how to deal with fake news, the challenges for peace and global cooperation and issues with regards to social justice and sustainability. Komala also sat down with several political parties to discuss the Kurdish issues and human rights abuses in Iran.
As Komala we are proud to be part of the Progressive Alliance, an alliance that works jointly on pivotal issues such as democracy, inclusiveness, freedom, social justice and human rights.
Komala party of Iranian Kurdistan