Mustafa Hijri, the leader of PDKI, delivered a speech at a rally on September 22 in support of southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan’s independence referendum.
Hamid Taimouri, PDKI’s representative to Sweden, met with Fredrik Malm, member of the Swedish parliament from the Liberal Party, to discuss the current situation in Kurdistan.
Iran’s latest threats against PDKI come against the backdrop of southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan’s planned independence referendum and PDKI’s support for it. The latest threat was issued by Ali Shamkhani, head of the Iranian Islamist regime’s security council. PDKI leader Mustafa Hijri said in an interview that the party’s Peshmerga Forces are ready to repel any attack by Iran.
Kurds are divided among the states of Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran. East Kurdistan, or Rojhelat as Kurds call it, is the Kurdish area in Iran.
Revolutionary Guards Pressured Judiciary for Harsh Sentences Civil rights advocate Aso Rostami—whose initial mass trial with three other activists lasted “barely 10 minutes”
Clashes broke out between Kurdish rebels and Iranian forces outside of the town of Mariwan during the 71th anniversary of the creation of the Republic of Kurdistan on Friday.
Political prisoner Mohammad Nazari, imprisoned in Tehran for the past 23 years, has told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that even though his prison warden sent a letter on his behalf, the Judiciary has denied his urgent request for medical furlough (temporary leave), claiming they have “lost” his case files.
The authorities severely curtailed the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, arresting and imprisoning journalists, human rights defenders, trade unionists and others who voiced dissent, on vague and overly broad charges. Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees remained common and was committed with impunity; prison conditions were harsh. Unfair trials continued, in some cases resulting in death sentences. Women and members of ethnic and religious minorities faced pervasive discrimination in law and in practice. The authorities carried out cruel punishments, including blinding, amputation and floggings. Courts imposed death sentences for a range of crimes; many prisoners, including at least four juvenile offenders, were executed.
In the last few days, at least 26 people, including two women, were reportedly executed in various Iranian prisons.
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.
Non Persian Iran - Persians are at best a feeble majority, possibly as small as 51 percent of the total population.
When most people think of Iran, they think “Death to America,” terrorists and turbans, evil-looking beards and missiles rising from bright, arid canyons. If they think further,
TEHRAN, Iran – In the first five days of 2017, Iran had already executed at least eight people,
"Iran is an evil regime... There is no freedom of religion. Human rights violations are extraordinary."
It has been proven time and again that evil prevails if the good remain quiet. We have witnessed this so atrociously in the brutality of Aleppo. But the first step in bringing stability to Syria, is to bring justice to Iran.
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
In a statement, PDKI’s leadership rejects Iranian allegations that the Kurdish nation’s struggle for its national rights and human dignity is an international conspiracy against Iran. PDKI also responded to recent military threats by Iranian officials, vowing to continue the struggle in pursuit of the liberation of the Kurdish people.
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.