September 15, 2016 Comments are off admin
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Komala has successful meeting with Russian consulate in Arbil

On Saterday, September 11th, our international secretary of Komala, Ms. Bahmani, together with Mr. Qobadi and Mr. Rishasaheb of Komala, met up with Mr. Simakvo and Mr. Arzhanatsev of the Consulate of the Russian Federation. During their meeting in Arbil in Arbil, Kurdistan, they discussed the situation of Iran Kurdistan and Kurdistan in general and exchanged information regarding related topics. The Russian Federation and Komala have agreed to work more intensively in the future and seek for opportunities for cooperation.

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September 14, 2016 Comments are off admin
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Abdullah Mohtadi participates in a seminar organized by the Institute for Research and Development Kurdistan (IRDK)

On Sunday september 4th, 2016, Abdullah Mohtadi participated in a political seminar organized by the institute for Research and development Kurdistan (IRDK) in Arbil. 
Abdullah Mohtadi started off with the current political situation in Iran and Iranian Kurdistan as well as the events in the Middle East, in which Iran plays a pivotal role. Within the second pannel, Mr. Mohtadi outlined the current economic and political situation within Iran, in which it became clear that the stability of the Iranian regime is not so evident as Iran wants us to believe. Simultaneously, Kurdish political parties agree and coordinate increasingly in the fight for solidarity, he stated.

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September 7, 2016 Comments are off admin
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Abdullah Mohtadi has a successful meeting with the Italian consul to Arbil, Dr. Alessandra di Pippo

On September 6th, 10 A.M., Mr. Mohtadi and Dr. Alessandra di Pippo sat down for a meeting to discuss the current events in the Middle East, Iran and more specifically the situation and human rights violations within Irani kurdistan. After a very productive and successful meeting, the consulate of Italy and Komala have decided to exchange updates and information on the Middle East more often. As Komala, we are looking forward to this cooperation and would like to thank the Italian consulate for their support.

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August 14, 2016 Comments are off admin
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Iran confirmes execution of 6 Kurds, including a political prisoner

Iran has confirmed the execution of 6 Kurds, including the execution of a Komala member, Mohammad Abdollahi. Mohammad Abdollahi was a political prisoner in the Urumiah prison since March 4, 2010, when he was wounded and arrested by the Revolutionary Garde in the residential area Bakh Shayagan in Bukan city, his hometown. He was arrested on accusations of enmity, by being a member of Komala, and was sentenced to death. Mohammad was 35 years old and married.

The five other executed, Kamran Pourft, Tohid Pourmehdi, Amir Aziz, jahangir Razavizadeh and Jebreil Kanani were drugs related, according to the Iranian regime, although many political opponents get accused with drug related crimes without a fair trial. 
Within the past two weeks, Iran has executed over 20 political prisoners, all Kurdish and all without a fair trial. 

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August 5, 2016 Comments are off admin
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Mr. Abdullah Mohtadi the secretary general of komala party of Iranian Kurdistan condemned Kurdish executions by Iran

On August 2, 2016, Iran executed approximately 20 Kurdish Iranians of the Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, including prisoners that were minors at the time of their alleged crime. Many of the confessions were obtained by the use of torture and none of the prisoners did received a fair trial.
This is not the first time Iran executes its political opponents. Every year, over a 1000 people get executed. Many of them get executed for alleged ‘terrorist acts’ and don’t receive a fair trail.

The Judiciary system in the Islamic Republic of Iran is misused to silence people and to suppress, punish and frighten political opponents. These executions by the Iranian regime should therefore be considered human rights abuses and should be condemned heavily.
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August 2, 2016 Comments are off admin
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Mass execution of approximately 11 – 29 Sunni Kurds by Iranian regime

Iran has executed approximately 11- 29 Sunni Kurds of the Rajaj Shahr prison, about 20 km West of Tehran. Most of the prisoners were awaiting their death row for about 8 years after an unfair trial. The cases of at least 7 prisoners of ward 10 (the death ward) are still in their primary stage and their sentences cannot be executed before the end of trial procedures, although these prisoners were also handcuffed, shackled, blindfolded and taken to solitary confinement.

About a month ago, on June 29, four of the executed prisoners were filmed for a documentary, whereby the whole room was cleaned and staged and after which the four prisoners, named Kaveh Sharifi, Kaveh Vaisi, Behrouz Shahnazari and Taleb Maleki, were told they could say whatever they wanted. This unusual action before airing the documentary film, called “deep disappointment”, with the theme of the arrests and neutralization of possible terrorist attacks in Tehran, increased the fears of executing the prisoners.
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July 28, 2016 Comments are off admin
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Kurdish political parties request EU countries to help stop Iranian human rights abuses against kolber workers

Last week, several Kurdish political parties (including and on the initiative of Komala) submitted a request to the commission of foreign affairs of several EU countries in order to stop the human rights abuses by Iran towards Kurdish Kolber workers. In this request, we asked the EU countries to to put an end to the human rights abuses by the Iranian regime and to advise Iran to abide by article 48 of the Iranian constitution, which states that ‘there must be no discrimination among the various provinces with regard to the exploitation of natural resources, utilization of public revenues, and distribution of economic activities among the various provinces and regions of the country, thereby ensuring that every region has access to the necessary capital and facilities in accordance with its needs and capacity for growth’.

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Dear members of the commission of Foreign Affairs,

Over the past several years, Iran has seen many changes. Many of these changes were very welcomed, by Iranians as well as international powers, assuming that the nuclear deal and the appointment of president Rohani would result in important political changes within Iran. One of these assumptions was that Iran would become more open and tolerant, which in the longer run would result in a decrease in human rights abuses. 

Unfortunately, three years after the appointment of president Rohani and a year after the nuclear deal, it is fair to state that human rights abuses in Iran have increased significantly. While many of you might know this, only few are aware of the extreme extend of these human rights abuses by the Iranian regime within the Kurdistan area, the North-Western part of Iran. 

Every week, several unarmed Kurdish kolberworkers and their horses are shot to death by Iranian soldiers for smuggling small goods at the Iranian border crossing near neighbouring Iraqi and Turkish Kurdish regionsMany of those that have not been dead are left to bleed to death or are denied medical access while being arrested. In some cases, families even have to pay for the bullets that killed their family member or family members are left with no other option then to pay ransom in order to receive the body of their loved one back.

Although kolber workers, which stands for ‘back delivery’, are well aware of the dangers they face, the Iranian regime leaves them with no other option then to smuggle small goods. This is the direct result of the discriminatory economic policies imposed on the Kurdistan areas of Iran. The Kurdish population has relied on agriculture as a source of revenue, which has been affected detrimentally by government policies of laying land mines in agricultural fields and closing borders and land vital for the relocation of livestock for agricultural production in the region.

Furthermore, the Kurdish region is economically underfunded and exploited by the central government. They receive a very small budgetfrom the central government, which has resulted in the highest unemployment and suicide rate of Iranwithin this area

The central government sees no interest in investing in the Kurdish area, leaving the Kurds in Iran economically deprived. This is in direct contradiction to the Iranian constitution’s Article 48, which states that  ‘there must be no discrimination among the various provinces with regard to the exploitation of natural resources, utilization of public revenues, and distribution of economic activities among the various provinces and regions of the country, thereby ensuring that every region has access to the necessary capital and facilities in accordance with its needs and capacity for growth’.

Last week, at least (three?) unarmed kolberworkers were shot to death, the week before three.This institutionalized violence by the Iranian regime towards the Kurdish minority in Iran, which consists of 13 million Kurds, continues on a daily bases. To end this violence, we would like to request the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to advise the Iranian regime to put an end to their human rights abuses towards these kolber workers and to abide by Article 48 of the Iranian Constitution. 

We thank you kindly in advance,

Kind Regards,

July 18, 2016 Comments are off admin
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Mr. Mohtadi expresses his condolences to President Hollande on behalf of Komala

Mr Abdullah Mohtadi, Secretary General of Komala Party has expressed his condolences to President Hollande and the families of the victims on behalf of Komala, following the horrific attack in Nice on Bastille day, day of liberty. France is long known as an advocate of democracy and freedom and the Kurds have great admiration for the resilience and resoluteness of France in the face of threats against these values.

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July 5, 2016 Comments are off admin
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Komala attends the conference of the Socialist International

On the first and second of July, 2016, 4 members of the international relations department of Komala attended a conference of the Socialist International at the United Nations in Geneva. The conference was focused upon three main themes, namely ‘Strenghtening the political and humanitarian response to current international crises’, ‘Defending and securing democracy: supporting the struggle for the rights and freedoms where they are under threat’, and ‘The need for an economy that works for all – defeating inequality in the world economy’.

During the conference, Komala spoke to numerous political parties in order to shine light upon the human rights situation within Iran. Komala also handed over a report on the human rights violations in the Kurdish area by the Iranian regime during 2015 and 2016 to various political figures, under which Mr. Papandreou, president of the Socialist International, and Mr. Amr Moussa, former secretary-general of the Arab League and Minister of Foreign Affairs to Egypt.

We are looking forward to our next successful SI meeting in December.

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June 28, 2016 Comments are off admin
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2 Kurdish Kolber workers shot dead by Iranian soldiers near the Iranian border

At June 27th, 2016, Iranian soldiers shot dead two Kurdish Iranian Kolber workers near Sardasht, in the “Alan” area, for smuggling small goods. The two brothers, Latif Alikhani and Raouf Alikhani, were shot at 10:30 pm local time and died instantly. Along with the two brothers, Iranian soldiers shot dead 12 horses.

Every month, Iranian soldiers kill several Kurdish Kolber worker for smuggling small goods, such as fuel. Many of them are being denied medical care after being shot or are left to bleed to death. In some occasions, family members even have to pay for the bullets that killed their family members for the return of the body of their relative. 

UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr Ahmed Shaheed, has emphasized on several occasions that Iran is violating human rights by killing these workers, but the killing continues. 

Kolber workers are well aware of the dangerous working conditions of their job, but are forced to do this work in order to generate a small income. This is the direct consequence of the discriminatory economic policies that are imposed on the Kurdistan areas by the central government of Tehran. The Kurdish region is economically ignored and only receives a very small budget. Unemployment is therefore higher within the Kurdish areas of Iran than anywhere else in the country. There is a deliberate policy by the Iranian government to maintain the Kurdish people is destitute and poverty to systematically prevent developments across the Kurdistan region. 

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