PDKI on December 1, 2012  – A PDKI delegation, headed by Loghman H. Ahmedi, attended the UNPO`s 11th General Assembly. The General Assembly adopted a resolution on Iranian Kurdistan and Abdollah Hejab from the PDKI was elected into the UNPO Presidency. UNPO alsoadopted a new General Resolution, which will be a guidance for UNPO activity for the next 18 months. The focus lays on expanding the rights of stateless nations, minorities, oppressed peoples and recognition of de facto independent States as well as on the right to political participation.

 The Assembly calls for the UN Human Rights Council to take a more proactive role in supporting the rights of minorities, by expanding the mandate of the Forum on Minority Issues. Other decisions have also been taken. A new Presidency was elected, consisting of nine UNPO Members namely: Abkhazia, the Crimean Tatars, East Turkestan, Iranian Kurdistan, Khmer Krom, Sindh, Taiwan, the Haratin and the Afrikaners.

Read the resolution on Iranian Kurdistan below:

The UNPO General Assembly is:

Alarmed by Iran’s continuous policy of suppression and systematic violation of human rights in Kurdistan and other regions of the country populated by non-Persian nations such as the Arabs, Balouchies, Turkmens, Azeris and religious minorities, including Jews, Assyrians, Baha’is, Ahli Haqs and Zoroastrians;

Deeply concerned about detentions without any legal charges, lengthy prison sentences, death penalties, the threat of prosecution and harassment of Kurdish, Balouchi and Arab political activists, writers, journalists, filmmakers, labor activists and defenders of human rights and the rights of the different nations of Iran;

Worried about the fate of tens of Kurdish Political prisoners who have been sentenced to death, among them: Ms. Zeynab Jalaliyann, Habibollah Latifi, Shirko Maarefi, Hossein Khazari, Rashid Akhkandi, Mohammad Amin Agushi, Ahmad Pouladkhani, Saeed Sami Hosseini, Saeed Jamel Mohammadi, Rostam Arkiya, Mostafa Salimi, Habib Goulparipour, Anwar Rostami, Hassan Talai, Iraj Mohammadi, Ramazan Amadi, Farhad Chalesh, Shouresh Mehdi Khani, Anwar Hussain Panahi, Arsalan Awliay, Fasih Yasamini, Abdullah Sarwariyan, Ali Afshari, Habib Afshari, Muhammad Abdullahi, Ali Muhammadzadeh, Zaniyar Muradi, Lughman Muradi and Reza Ismaili;

Deeply disturbed about the health condition of the imprisoned head of the Kurdistan Human Rights Organization, Mr. Muhammad Sadigh Kaboudvand;

 Distressed over Iran’s continued practice of article 188 /1992 of the country’s criminal code, which considers the members, supporters and followers of any Kurdish, Arab and Balouchi political parties as “Mufsed fee Al Arz” (corrupted on earth), “Mohareb” (enemy of God) and “evil” who must be punished by hanging and execution.

We, the UNPO General Assembly:

Condemn the extensive violations of human rights all over Iran, especially in the Kurdish, Arab, Balouchi and Turkmen regions, including ill-treatment of imprisoned women and children;

Call for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr. Kaboudvand and all other human rights, women’s rights activists and defenders of the rights of the different nations and minorities, who have been arrested in Iran in violation of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a signatory;

 Call upon the UN and European Parliament to put pressure on Iran with respect to the following demands;

– To stop the ill-treatment and torture of women and children in Iranian prisons;

– To stop targeting Kurdish, Balouchi and Arab citizens;

– Top stop executing political prisoners and prisoners of conscience and to ratify the First Optional Protocol of the ICCPR, providing for the abolition of the death penalty in line with the growing trend in international law;

– To fulfill its obligations to Article 19 of the ICCPR and immediately and unconditionally release all those currently detained in Iran for peacefully exercising their right of free expression;

– To respect the right to freedom of expression, as required by international law, including Article 19 of the ICCPR and Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

List of Kurdish political prisoners and prisoners of consciousness:

1 Abdi Hana

2 Abdi Raouf

3 Abdi Faryad

4 Abdollah pour Seyed Tahir

5 Abdollah Zadeh Aref

6 Abdollah Zadeh Abdollah

7 Abdollahi Mohammad Said

8 Abdollahpour Rasoul

9 Afraz Ali

10 Aghemiri Reza

11 Ahadzadeh Kawe

12 Ahmadi Jafar

13 Ahmadi Madeh

14 Ahmadi Taha

15 Ahmadi Kemal

16 Ahmadi Taha

17 Alizadeh Javad

18 Amani Mahmoud

19 Amini Reza

20 Amiri Nowzad

21 Amiri Asad

22 Amoi Milan Soleiman

23 Aslani Anbar

24 Aslani Nebez

25 Ayub pour Osman

26 Ayub pour Farhad

27 Ayubzadeh Star

28 Azar Nioush Serwat

29 Babakri Amir

30 Babayi Sasan

31 Baghi Shak

32 Balahe Mehdi

33 Bayerzadeh Ali

34 Bayerzadeh Ebrahim

35 Benafshi Saed

36 Bostanchi Ghader

37 Boutimar Hiwa

38 Chabokzadeh Amir Ali

39 Changali Abdolrahman

40 Dargahi Mokhtar

41 Dargahi Jahanshah

42 Davani Haroon

43 Defai Davood

44 Droudi Valid

45 Ebrahimi Hasan

46 Ebrahimi Reihan

47 Emami Ali

48 Emami Omar

49 Faghih pour Omar

50 Faghih pour Homan

51 Faghihi Mansour

52 Fallah Hasan

53 Fallahi Hasan

54 Fatahian Ehsan

55 Fatehi Khalil

56 Fathi Yazdan

57 Fathi Ataollah

58 Fathi Majid

59 Fridooni Khaled

60 Ghaderi Karim

61 Ghaderi Reza

62 Ghaderi Hejar

63 Ghaderi Mahmoud

64 Ghasemi Khalid

65 Gholami Mekail

66 Ghordoi Milan Esmail

67 Golami Mekail

68 Goli Yaser

69 Gültekin Erkan

70 Hadjipour Ali

71 Hajipour Javad

72 Hamzepour Mohammad

73 Hamzeshoja Hossein

74 Hasanpanahi Anvar

75 Hasanpour Adnan

76 Heidariyan Ali

77 Heikali Rasoul

78 Heyrani Fateh

79 Hossein Azar Helmet

80 Hossein Panahi Masoud

81 Hosseini Shaho

82 Hosseini Hassan

83 Hosseini Abdollah

84 Hosseini Seyed Reza

85 Hosseini Mollah Seyfollah

86 Hosseini Mollah Hossein

87 Ibrahimi Mohammad Raouf

88 Ibrahimi Fahim

89 Ismail Sohrab

90 Jafi Hasan

91 Jalali Sohrab

92 Jalalian Zeynab

93 Javanmard Kave

94 Joudat Ardashir

95 Joula Ghader

96 Kaboodvand Mohammad Sedigh

97 Kakememi Yousef

98 Kamangar Farzad

99 Karim Zarei Mohammad

100 Karimeh Mokhtar

101 Karimi Hossein

102 Karimpour Vafa

103 Khan Abdoli Golam Hossein

104 Khandani Siyawash

105 Khatam panah Amin

106 Khatami Yousef

107 Khezer Dashti Delshad

108 Khezri Shirko

109 Khorandi Ibrahim

110 Khosravi Jebrail

111 Kurdi Kave

112 Kurdpour Masoud

113 Latifi Habibollah

114 Leilani Mad

115 Madani Ahmad

116 Mahdi Khani Shorish

117 Mahmoudi Hasan

118 Majidfar Kaveh

119 Makoui Shahla

120 Mamadi Saber

121 Mazouji Asad

122 Mehri Loghman

123 Minapak Soleiman

124 Mirzayi Jafar

125 Mohammadi Jahandar

126 Mohammadi Fardin

127 Mohammadi Reza

128 Mohammadi Abdollah

129 Mohammadi Farzane

130 Mohammadi Behzad

131 Mohammadjani Aziz

132 Mohammadsaleh Amesh

133 Mohebbi Masoud

134 Mojaver Hossein

135 Moradi Fardin

136 Moradi Tofigh

137 Moradi Mohammad

138 Moradi Mahdi

139 Moradi Neimat

140 Morovati Wirya

141 Mostafapour Osman

142 Mostavi Zaher

143 Naderi Habibollah

144 Naghsh Enbari Ayat

145 Naseri Mohammad

146 Nasradini Mozafar

147 Nawgan zadeh Sadeg

148 Nazari Mohammad

149 Neimati Salah

150 Nojavan Tofigh

151 Oliyayi Arsalan

152 Omarpour Mohammad

153 Osmani Saleh

154 Ostad Ghazi Khaled

155 Ouramani Nejad Rahmat

156 Palesh Mohamad

157 Parvini Kamal

158 Parvizi Kawe

159 Parvizi Yaser

160 Parvizi Jamshid

161 Parvizi Mahmoud

162 Piravi Salahaddin

163 Por Jamal

164 Prooshan Mohammad Amin

165 Rahmani Mahmoud

166 Rahmani Yousef

167 Rahmani Hossein

168 Rahmani Ebrahim

169 Ramazani Amir

170 Rashi Loghman

171 Rashidi Ali

172 Rasoul Rasoul Morovat Khezer

173 Ravand Farzad

174 Romouzi Rebin

175 Roonak Ronahi

176 Rostami Mohamad Ali

177 Rostami Marbout

178 Rostami Anvar

179 Saadat Mohammad

180 Sadeghi Azad

181 Sadeghi Aziz

182 Sadigh Fazli Mohammad

183 Safazadeh Ronak

184 Saidi Ramazan

185 Saidi Borhan

186 Saidi Borhan

187 Salami Kave

188 Salavati Kavian

189 Salehi Ali

190 Salimi Mostafa

191 Satouri Naser

192 Sedghi Naser

193 Seifi Khosro

194 Shabaki fard Fouad

195 Shabaki fard Fouad

196 Shaban Hamid

197 Shaban Matlab

198 Shafii Arsalan

199 Shafii Arsalan

200 Shakeri Ali

201 Sharafat Latif

202 Sharafat Latif

203 Sharif Omar Karim

204 Sharif Omar Karim

205 Sharifi Kamal

206 Sharifi Abdollah

207 Sheikhi Behzad

208 Shirvani Farhad

209 Shirvani Farhad

210 Soleiman Ahmad

211 Sour Souri Amir

212 Tahmasobi Shorish

213 Teimoui Ahmad

214 Totoonchi Bahman

215 Urmiyeyi Shilan

216 Waismoradi Ali

217 Vakili Farhad

218 Veisi Majid

219 Yarahmadi Mohammad

220 Yousefi Golam Ali

221 Yousefi Hamzeh

222 Yousefi Mohammad

223 Yousefi Ahmad

224 Zaliye Mehdi

225 Zaliye Mohammad Ali

226 Zarei Jamal

227 Zoolghadr Rafigh