Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Iranian Government escalated pressure on the Kurds

Monday, 24 May 2010

Bokan- Eastern Kurdistan: According to Kurdish Newroz-TV the Iranian Government has escalated its pressure on the Kurdish nation following the general strike staged on Thursday 13th May.

According to Newroz-TV the Iranian government has locked all the shops that were shut during the strike. And within the attempts to terrify and threaten the Kurdish nation in Eastern Kurdistan, the Iranian Authorities have disconnected the shops and the stores with power.

The news reported that in the city of Bokan all the markets and the food store have been disconnected with power since 9th May and all the foods in there have been damaged and rotten.

It should be pointed out that 4 members of the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) were hanged by the Iranian Authority on Sunday 9th May. To protest against that, the Kurdish nation all over Eastern Kurdistan (Iran) staged a general strike on Thursday 13th May.

The Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) was founded in 2004 as the result of the systematic and continuous oppression of the Kurdish nation by the Iranian government. PJAK upholds the libertarian ideology of Apoism which advocates an ecological-democratic society with gender equality. PJAK’s main goal is to democratise Iranian system and to create a democratic con-federation for the long- oppressed Kurds.

Its initial objective is to limit and change the authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran and to democratise it in four fundamental areas; the nation, society, citizenship and to evolve the state into a self-governing institution able to deliver public services and to maintain public security.

For the past 6 years PJAK has been the most influential organisation of the Kurdish population in the Eastern Kurdistan and has the strongest popular support in this part of the Kurdistan. Three particular dynamics forces namely women, students and the youths have been increasingly joining PJAK with the aims of transforming their society. Women constitute more than 48% PJAK’s membership from the bottom to the leadership of the organisation.