The Kurdish nation in eastern (Iranian) Kurdistan turned out in the thousands to express solidarity with southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan’s historic independence referendum. The people of eastern Kurdistan headed PDKI’s call for public demonstrations in support of the Kurdish nation’s right to self-determination.
Mustafa Hijri, the leader of PDKI, visited the PDK’s Peshmerga Forces in the Zagros Mountains. In a speech, he praised the Peshmerga Forces for their determination in fighting for the liberation of the Kurdish nation, as well as for freedom, democracy and gender equality.
A commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, February 11, for a brand new platoon of Kurdistan Democratic Social gathering of Iran (KDPI) Peshmerga.
In the last few days, at least 26 people, including two women, were reportedly executed in various Iranian prisons.
The Kurdish youth organization Lawan will start selling these t-shirts (see below) with pictures of former PDKI martyrs and leaders. The profit of the campaign will directly go to youth of Kurdistan in form of education and other activates. We all are incredible excited about this and we hope that you all support us in buying these shirts and share this with your friends on social media.
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s ex-president Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, an influential figure in the theocratic government for nearly three decades, died Sunday aged 82 because of a cardiac arrest, Iran state TV announced.
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – The Kurdistan Region Security Council’s (KRSC) police forces (Asayish) on Monday announced the arrest of two suspects linked to the explosion at the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (KDP) headquarters.
KDP-I Peshmerga carrying the coffin of a fellow fighter who was killed by a twin bombing which targeted their party’s headquarters in Koya, 70 kilometers east of Erbil.
Peshmerga fighters from the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (PDK) show respect to the fallen Peshmergas killed in Tuesday bombings in Koya, 70 km east of Erbil. Photo: Rudaw
Khalid Azizi leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDP-I) speaks to reporters at the burial ceremony of five of his fighters who were killed when a twin bomb attack targeted his party's office in Koya. Photo: Rudaw video
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – In a statement on Wednesday, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) strictly condemned the twin explosions in Erbil that killed seven and injured three people.
A twin bomb attack on the headquarters of an Iranian Kurdish party based in northern Iraq has killed seven people. It is unclear who is behind the attack, but signs point to Iran.
Explosion in front of PDK office in Koya, casualties
Iranian Kurds Join the Fight
On December 17, 1945, the PDKI overtook the last Iranian military barrack in Mahabad and raised the Kurdish flag. The Peshmerga Forces of Kurdistan was officially founded on the same day.
Every year, on July 13, Kurds in the diaspora commemorate the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou. This year, Kurds in London, Berlin, Olso, Stockholm, Paris, Vienna and Washington staged demonstrations to condemn Iranian state terrorism. Kurds and their European and American friends also demanded justice for Dr. Ghassemlou, assassinated by Iranian diplomats in Vienna, Austria.
Yesterday, July 11, PDKI called on the Kurdish people in eastern (Iranian) Kurdistan to stage a general strike to commemorate the assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou. The strike has been launched in the major cities of eastern Kurdistan.
July 13, 2016, marks the 27th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou by Iranian diplomats in Vienna, Austria. PDKI has in the past called on the Kurdish people in eastern (Iranian) Kurdistan to stage general strikes to commemorate the assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou. This year, PDKI calls for a general strike against the backdrop of the party’s new strategy of interlocking the struggle of our Peshmega Forces in the mountains with the struggle of the Kurdish people in the cities.
During the past weeks, PDKI’s Peshmerga Forces have clashed with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in several Kurdish villages and towns, resulting in heavy losses on the Iranian side. The IRGC has shelled villages and senior Iranian military officials have threatened to target refugee camps and civilians in southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan.