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Iranian Kurdistan Pleads to US: Support Human Rights in Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a Thursday presentation at the London Center for Policy Research in Washington, D.C., Salah Bayaziddi, a representative of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan to the United States, explained that President Obama missed a historic opportunity to effect positive change in Iran when he refused to support the Green Revolution in Iran in June 2009.

Truly mastering Middle Eastern politics demands understanding the Kurds, an ethnically distinct 10-12 million people that form a culturally distinct majority population known as “Greater Kurdistan” that is spread out among four different countries:  southeastern Turkey (Northern Kurdistan), northern Syria (Western Kurdistan), northern Iraq (Southern Kurdistan), and northwestern Iran (Eastern Kurdistan).

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Iran: Enforced disappearances of Kurdish men arrested after armed clashes and reprisals against families must end immediately

Iran: Enforced disappearances of Kurdish men arrested after armed clashes and reprisals against families must end immediately

The Iranian authorities must immediately reveal the fate and whereabouts of five men from Iran’s Kurdish minority who have been subject to enforced disappearances since 23 and 24 June 2017

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The latest information about Ramin Hussein Panahi

Despite the repeated pursuit of the family of Ramin Hussein Panahi, 30 days later, there is still no news about the fate of the political activist. Ramin Hussein Panahi was arrested and shot by IRGC troops on June 23. Along with his arrest the IRGC killed three other political activists. Ramin was transferred to an unknown location after bring shot and detained.
Despite the repeated pursuit of his family to Iran’s security agencies, there is no news about the fate of this political activist. Ramin Hussein Panahi’s parents even went to the Ministry of Intelligence and Revolutionary Guards centers, but so far, the two security agencies are not willing to respond.
Since the family had not heard anything from Iranian authorities on Ramin’s condition or whereabouts, the family responds by paying frequent visits to the authorities, although not the the IRGC or Ministry of Intelligence, to see If there is any news.
Ramin Hussein Panahi, a political activist and member of the Komala party, was shot and arrested by the IRGC forces on July 1 for wanting to inform Iranian on human rights issues. Right after his arrest the IRGC forces stopped by the house of his father to arrest Ramin’s family members.
On the same day, Ramin’s little brother, Afshin Hussein Panahi, was arrested, who is still underage. Security forced returned 3 days later, on July 4th, to arrest another brother of Ramin, Anwar Hossein Panahi, and arrested 4 other relatives on June 26th, namely Zbayr, Ahmad, Abbas and Keyvan Hussein Panahi. Anwar was released two days after his arrest on condition that he was not to return home, to Kurdistan, and is to stay in Tehran. Other detaines however are still in detention, including Ramin’s underage brother and there is no news about them either.

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.
Their family had to go through abusive arrests, killings, exiles and all kinds of physical and psychological abuses. In this letter they also wrote: ‘The bitter experience of repeated and frequent loss of family members, namely Ashraf, Sabah and Massoud Hussein Panahi,” and the physical and psychological injuries that Anwar Hossein Panahi had to undergo during his 7 years imprisonment are unforgettable for us.
Now we fear for Ramin, as he is at serious risk due to the severity of his injuries and history taught us that the torture carried out by the security agencies in Iran would be most likely of deadly consequence.’ Therefore, Ramin Hussein Panahi’s family calls on all international institutions, international organizations as well as reporters to do everything within their power to free Ramin and by doing so, save his life.
On June 24, Amnesty International, headquartered in London, read out the publication of Ramin’s detention and that of his family members as “compulsory disappearance” and called for the disclosure of their fate and their place of detention as well as clarity regarding the medical condition of Ramin Hussein Panahi, who was wounded in arrest.
The organization urged Iranian authorities to release the other people arrested simply because of their family relationship with Ramin Hussein Panahi as soon as possible.

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Komala member shot and detained by Iran – denied medical access

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.

June 14, 2017 Comments are off admin
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Message of Solidarity for the 15th Congress of Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan May 11th 2017

Message of Solidarity for the 15th Congress of Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan May 11th 2017

Dear comrades,

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
Marianne Gulli,
responsible for International affairs

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message from UNPO to the delegates of the 15th Congress of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan

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Egyptian Social Democratic Party (ESDP) message to the delegates of the 15th Congress of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan

Dear comrades,

The leader and members of the political bureau of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party would like to express their solidarity and wish you a successful congress. It is quite unfortunate that the security situation doesn’t allow us to attend; however, we are sure that your struggle for equality and social justice will pay off soon.
We are looking forward to continuing our cooperation and solidarity to reach our goal as members of the social democratic family.
Best regards,



Hussein Gohar
International Secretary
Egyptian Social Democratic Party (ESDP)
Coordinator
Social Democratic Forum in the Arab World
? +20 122 218 3549
? hsgohar@gmail.com

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