June 16, 2016 Comments are off admin

Mr. Salah Bayaziddi representative of Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan attended conference of “The Challenges of Pluralism in Iran” on June 15, 2016 in Washington DC.

On June 15, 2016, Mr. Salah Bayaziddi, representative of Komala Party for Iranian Kurdistan, attended a conference on “The Challenges of Pluralism in Iran” in Washington DC.

In his speech, he emphasized the importance of pluralism in Iran during a democratization process. He also mentioned that pluralism alone is just the first step and that it is important that pluralism is followed by real power sharing, decentralization and a federal system. 

During the conference Mr Salah Bayaziddi also dicussed and analyzed the Kurdish issues in Iran with several politicians and academics that attended the conference.


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June 11, 2016 Comments are off admin

Mr. Abdullah Mohtadi, the Secretary General of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan about Mohamad sadiq Kaboudwand

Mohammad Saddigh Kabudvand is the symbol of stamina an Kurdistan civil fighter,the symbol of violation of human’s rights of Kurdish People’s Government,the right appearance of the oppressed people in Iran. He tolerates the prison instead of us. This is retaliatory action of Iran’s regime that he was put in a difficult situation.

So we must support and protect him. Why don’t the activists inside Iran for advocation of his right demands hold the campaign and don’t collect signatures? Because of causing some problems of Iran’s regime, I’m not to be the first one to tell you to do that,but I don’t think that it would be a difficult task.

We all can also write a letter on behalf of Kabudvand and Ahmad shahir to Human’s Rights Organisation. All sided protection of mohammad Saddigh Kabudvand is all our duty.

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June 2, 2016 Comments are off admin

Iran: Wrongfully imprisoned Kurdish human rights defender’s life hangs in the balance

The life of a wrongfully imprisoned Iranian Kurdish human rights defender and journalist rests in the Iranian authorities’ hands, said Amnesty International. He is gravely ill in hospital nearly a month into an ongoing hunger strike.

The 54-year old prisoner of conscience Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand, who is approaching the end of a decade-long prison sentence on fabricated charges, has been on hunger strike since 8 May. He is protesting against the authorities’ efforts to condemn him to a further prison sentence on a spurious charge of ‘spreading propaganda against the system’ from inside the prison.

“Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand has already spent close to a decade in prison simply for doing his legitimate human rights work and journalism. The fact that the authorities are building a fresh case against him so close to his release date suggests they are plumbing new depths in their efforts to keep this resolute defender of human rights behind bars,” said James Lynch, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director.



April 3, 2016 Comments are off admin

Regarding the declaration of Federalism in Syria’

 In March 16th 2016, the Federal Democratic Union of Rojava was declared in northern Syria which is embracing all Kurdish regions of Syria. The Rojava founding assembly believes that establishing a federal state is the only solution to the Syrian conflict.

Komala, on the basis of its fundamental principles, supports aspirations and struggles of other parts of Kurdish nation, and respects the means and political structures they choose to achieve their own national rights, and therefore, declares its supports for the Federal Democratic Union of Rjava.

Undoubtedly, the borders of both countries of Iraq and Syria which were sketched only after the downfall of Ottoman Empire cannot be held as it has been since the end of WWI, the borders which are segregating ethnic-national groups into smaller portions in various countries.

At the same time, the recognition of the Kurds national rights is a main prerequisite to achieve a stable and progressing Middle East. Therefore, the international organizations and societies need to become more supportive of Kurdish nation in Rojava and their federalization project.

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January 19, 2016 Comments are off admin

Iran nuclear deal causes internal conflicts

Abdullah Mohtadi, Secretary General of Komala Party of the Iranian Kurdistan, stated on Tuesday that after the nuclear deal between Iran and the Western powers, internal conflicts may arise.

Komala is a Kurdish left-wing opposition party based in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The party engaged in an armed struggle with the Iranian regime after Ayatollah Khomeini, the Iranian revolutionary leader, declared a jihad on Kurds in 1979.

The landmark nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers (US, UK, France, China and Russia and Germany) lifted sanctions on Iran. Analysts believe the agreement is an ideological contradiction to what the Islamic Republic of Iran is based on — a holy regime against Western Imperialism. The Islamic Republic believers are disappointed and question the regime.

In an exclusive interview with K24, Mohtadi mentioned that currently the primary conflicts in the Middle East are Syria, the Islamic State (IS), and the fight against terrorism.

Mohtadi commented on the impact of the Kurdish opposition parties in Iran. He stated that Iranian regime is a “totalitarian dictatorship” that rubs political parties of their political freedom. He continued, “Political parties [in Iran] are prevented from political activities, free elections have no meaning, independent media does not exist, and freedom of speech is banned.” 

Mohtadi argued that the opposition’s influence could only be observed in people’s occasional demonstrations against the regime under such suppressive environment. He stressed, “The role of the [Kurdish] opposition [parties] in Iran has been very meaningful in this regard.”

The Kurdish dissident stressed that the nuclear deal and lifting the economic sanctions would improve Iran’s diplomatic relations with the west. However, he emphasised that Iran would face more problems in its internal affairs.

Speaking about Kurdistan achieving independence, Mohtadi said, “I believe it will happen, maybe not in a few months, but I expect in a few years.” He emphasized that Kurds must keep friendly relationships with the neighboring countries. 

“But I believe it is a big mistake for the Kurds to be part of Iran-Russia alliance…Kurds must make allies with the West while keeping a friendly relationship with other countries [in the region],” added Mohtadi.

“Our values are closer to the Western world,” Mohtadi remarked. He claimed that Obama’s administration foreign policy has not been effective in the Middle East; however, he reaffirmed that this must not “push us” to make allies with a different side. 



January 18, 2016 Comments are off admin

Media in Iran’s Kurdistan

Radio and Television:

The basis of all mass media activities in Kurdistan is about the promotion and propagating the Shiite religion and all matters regarding the religious rule. There are no none-governmental independent media in Iran’s Kurdistan. In order to control the public opinion and keep a closed society, owning a satellite dish is prohibited, and in 2012, as previous years, 95% of satellite dishes were confiscated all over the Kurdistan by security forces. Government authorities raid peoples’ houses illegally. If the residents block their entrance to the dwelling, they would be beaten and assaulted. On many occasions, the authorities climb the walls and take away their satellite dishes without citizen’s knowledge. In February 2012, a large number of constabulary officers visited streets house by house and threaten the people that if they do not destroy the dishes themselves,
the officers would enter the houses and confiscate their receivers as well. At the end of the day, the officers imposed this action by force.
The local television channels in the capitals of the provinces are part of the huge Islamic Republic Radio-Television Centre (SEDA VA SIMA). The selection of the managers and directors and their policies are done under the direct supervision of Khamenei exclusively.


The newspapers and publications:

Most Kurdish journals and publications or publications to do with affairs of Kurdistan are seized after publishing a few issues; the writers are arrested and sentenced. There has always been pressure on the media in Kurdistan and it has increased even more in 2012. Below are some clear examples of suppressions of the mass media by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in Iran’s Kurdistan.

The Journalists and Weblog Writers:


It has been described that journalism in Kurdistan is very much like walking through a minefield. All Kurdish journalists, weblog writers and reporters, before or after the seizure of their newspapers, journals, publications or websites have been sent to prisons. According to the reports of the Reporters Without Borders, since the past year, more than 10 journalists are still in prison. A number of them have been arrested and many have had to leave the country.

Mohammad Saleh Nikbakht, one of Kurdish citizens, resident of Tehran, who is a member of the Trade Union of Journalist, and also the solicitor for many Kurdish arrested journalists, and he himself is arrested and is in prison for some time now. He has announced that the reason for their arrests and the closure of the Kurdish newspapers and journals is merely because they are Kurds and all charges are baseless. Therefore, the Islamic Republic of Iran has taken all steps to curtail and imprison all Kurdish reporters and journalist and has achieved its aims. Further, known activists such as Adnan Hassanpour, who was awarded the Press Freedom prize from Reporters Without Borders in 2007, is at present imprisoned in Sanandaj. His friend and his cousin, Hiva Bootima, who is an environmental activist, was arrested in December 2006. After spending many months in prison, both of them, were sentenced to death by execution in June 2007. These sentences were later commuted to 16 years and 8 years imprisonment respectively.

Internet Cafe:

Control of internet cafes and internet users in Kurdistan cities:
Internet cafes in the city of Marivan are obliged to install close circuit televisions and register the particulars of the users.
On 24 December 2012, police officers have approached internet cafes in Marivan and have declared that they are obliged to install CCTV cameras and ought to register the particulars of the of the internet users.
They have asked the management of internet cafes to note down the postcode and National Identity Card number of the users and register them (5).
All internet cafes in Sanandaj are required to install CCTV cameras in their shops.
Office of Public Locations (AMAKEN OFFICE) of Sanandaj city has informed all internet cafes that they must install CCTV’s in their shops.
Further, the cafe net owners in Sanandaj have been ordered by AMAKEN OFFICE to install a particular application, namely GAST, on their computer systems. As well as performing the task of filtering websites, this software can control the time and type of use of the customers more easily (3).
Internet Cafes shall become equipped with CCTV’s in Western Azerbaijan. The Cyber Space and Communication of Data Police of the Western Azerbaijan Police Headquarters has informed that all internet cafes in Western Azerbaijan are equipped with CCTV cameras, in order to record the faces of the culprits at the time of committing the offence.

Reporters Without Borders again condemns Iran’s increasing censorship of the Internet, this time its censorship of mobile apps in particular.

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January 14, 2016 Comments are off admin

Mass media and Communications in Iran’s Kurdistan

There are no independent newspapers or mass media in Iran’s Kurdistan. The reason is not due to lack of journalists there, but is because of the fact that the Islamic Republic has closed all avenues for having an independent, or even a semi-independent, mass media and no such newspaper could obtain permission to establish. The very few semi- independent newspapers that have managed to obtain permission, after printing a few issues, have been seized with charges such as publication of materials against the religion or publication of materials to cause distress and anxiety to the public opinion.

January 11, 2016 Comments are off admin

Treatment of the members of the Komala party of Iranian Kurdistan and Kurdish Democratic Party (KDPI) by Islamic Republic

Komala Party is one of Iran’s opposition parties in Kurdistan. The Islamic Republic of Iran’s policy of destroying and annihilating the opposition has embraced Komala as well. Arrest, imprisonment and execution of Komala activists are one of the open and official policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran. According to the laws of the Islamic Republic Regime of Iran, if a woman is sentenced to death, she must be deflowered before her execution, and hence the victim is raped. There are evidences that demonstrate the authorities would take blood from prisoners before their executions, to be used for Pasdaran [Revolutionary Guards]. The assassination of well known members and the leadership of the opposition, and in particular Komala, has taken place both at home and abroad.
It is not only the activists themselves who are in danger of persecution of the authorities, but also the family members of the Komala and other parties active in Kurdish areas are often under threat and are persecuted as well. On many occasions family members of Komala activists have been imprisoned by the security forces of the Islamic Republic, in order to force the activists to surrender themselves to the authorities. The confiscation of the belongings and the funds of the members and supporters of Komala is yet another tactic of the Iranian Regime. The arrest of Komala activists by the Islamic republic forces follows a particular pattern. Initially, the local security and intelligence authorities of the Regime, as expected, concoct an excuse for arresting the activist, for example accusation of other illegal activities. Most often these accusations include spying, holding weapons or other devices, or smuggling narcotic substances. However, this is not the case at times. In some cases, the person has been targeted for merely possessing a pamphlet or a CD which is about Komala.
Albeit the experiences and psychological traumas suffered by each individual are unique, however, one can observe a similar method in all of them. They are often accused of connections with Komala, without having any credible evidence. Many people are arrested and kept imprisoned without any charges, or after months being arrested, are kept without having any access to a solicitor or going through the judicial process.

Sometimes their charges are changed many times, without informing them on time or at an appropriate time, or they are charged with new charges. Many of them are kept in prison for a long time and are persecuted and tortured. All of these demonstrate that the Islamic Republic has pinpointed Komala activists on purpose and wishes to annihilate them physically. In most instances, after performing the executions, the bodies are buried in unknown places, far away from their families and people.

January 11, 2016 Comments are off admin

Iran’s Kurdish Communities

Iran’s Kurdistan is situated in the west and northwest of Iran, whose majority of the population are Kurds. They live in the Western and Eastern Azerbaijan, Ilam, Kermanshah, Kurdistan, Lurestan and parts of North Khorasan and Khorasann-e-Razavi provinces. Iranian Kurds comprise more than 14% of Iran’s population and are numbered around 12 millions. The majority of Kurds reside in Kermanshah and Ilam provinces, are Shiites and some are Sunnites.
A considerable number of Shiite Kurds live in Lurestan province. The Kurds living in Khorasan are also Shiite. In Kurdistan province and parts of the Western and Eastern Azerbaijan, the Kurds are Sunnite. There is about 50,000 households Yazidi’s Amongst the Kurds. In addition, some are known as Yarsan and Ahl-e Hagh as well. The rest of the Kurds are Christians and Jews. There are no accurate data about the number of none- believers amongst Kurdish citizens. However, they are also part of the Kurdish population.
In order to achieve their rights and democracy, the Kurds have fought against oppression and suppression of the Regime, during the entire life of Islamic Republic, and have been massacred a number of times. In 1979, Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, ordered a Jihad against the people of Kurdistan. Hundreds of thousands of the military forces attacked Kurdistan. They executed thousands in the cities of Sanandaj, Marivan, Paveh, Saghez and Mahabad. In September 1979, the military forces of the
Islamic Republic executed the whole population of a village, namely “Ghareney”. During the same month, hundreds of people were massacred from Ghalatan, Inderghash, Halabi, Sophiyan and other villages. During August 1988, after the end of the 8-year-war between Iran and Iraq, thousands of political prisoners were executed and a considerable number of them were Kurds. On 22nd February 1999, during a peaceful demonstration of people of Sanadaj city, which became known as “3rd Esfand [22 February] Uprising”, tens of people were murdered by the military forces. In 2005, there were a number of public uprisings in Kurdish cities against the suppression and oppression in Iran. This was in reaction to the murder of a young man, namely Shovaneh Seyed Ghader, from Mahabad. During this uprising, which was peaceful to begin with and the military forces made it violent; [as a result] tens of people were killed in the streets of Kurdistan.

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After the Islamic Republic of Iran was established in 1979, the popular forces in Kurdistan took over the management and running of the villages and cities of Kurdistan. In August of the same year, Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, under false excuses ordered the onslaught against Kurdistan and issued a fatwa called: “Jihad Against Blasphemy”.
Tens of thousands of army forces attacked Kurdistan and thousands of civilian citizens were executed in mass and in the streets. There was a full blown war against the people of Kurdistan all over the towns and villages. Execution of unarmed civilians by the firing squads in towns such as Paveh, Mahabad and Sanandaj were done with outmost barbarity and cruelty. In Mahabad 59 young men were executed without going through any kind of judiciary process. Amongst them, there were a number of youngsters under 18 years old.
In the battle between the popular forces and the military forces of the Iranian Regime, the city of Sanandaj was attacked by land and air, all kinds of weapons were used by the military and thousands of Kurdish citizens were murdered.
People of Kurdistan have always struggled for liberty against the Islamic Republic. An armed struggle was forced upon the Kurdish people. The people of Kurdistan were at no point in favour of an armed struggle and guerrilla warfare. They have always sought their just right by peaceful means. The Islamic Republic has never honoured and respected the rights of the Kurdish citizens.
The management of the day to day running of affairs in Kurdistan, from the beginning of the rule of the Islamic Republic up until now, have never been like other parts of Iran, being enforced through governmental organisations, but rather it has been imposed by the military and security forces of the regime. Consequently, the Kurdish citizens are witnessing that their rights are trampled on by the Regime’s forces and their interfering and meddling in the most private part s of their lives, by the military and governmental forces, has become a routine matter and everyday occurrence.
The news of the massacre of the citizens, unlawful arrests, degrading women, closing the eyes and ignoring the murders of women and not confronting the instigators on purpose, harassment and persecution of the young people, and the widespread tortures in Kurdistan are not publicised in the mass media outside of the Kurdistan, as they should have been. This is due to the severe suppression of the journalists and the obstacles forced against any news report activities and journalism. The reflection of the news about the execution of the political prisoners and civil activists and the violation of human rights, and also this
report, are all only a small part of the barbaric behaviour of the Regime against the Kurdish people and their trampled up on human rights in Kurdistan.
2.    Rule of the Islamic Republic of Iran
The dictatorship in Iran is based on the Islamic rule and the foundation of such regime is based on the rule of God. Islamic Republic of Iran is built on the basis of believing in God and his rules and the necessity of submitting to all his orders. In fact, the nature of this regime is the rule of the God. The creation of the Islamic Republic of Iran is based on the theory of Velayt-e Faqih (Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist). Since 11 February 1979 up to now, Iran’s Regime has existed by sheer force, brutality and Islamic despotism and by committing endless murders at home and abroad. This killing machine and violation of human rights is becoming even more widespread every day. Today, three decades later, the rule of fear and religious despotism, has not acknowledged the political, economical and civil rights of the Iranian people. Struggle for freedom, in any form, is considered as opposition and antagonism against the religion and is met with the most severe reaction by the Regime.