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Remembering Soraya Serajaddini

Soraya SerajeddiniRemembering Soraya Serajaddini

Tragedy closed the curtains of July 23rd and took from us a wonderful friend, a Kurdish woman who defined strength and determination; she has made her mark not only on all who had the privilege to know her but also on her continuous fight for the Kurdish people and women right.

We send our most sincere condolences to Mr. Tom, her children, Sergeddini’s family and friends and will remember her in our every thought. Though she is no longer with us, her memories fill us with her presence and in our sadness and grief we honor her for who she was and what she stood for. May she rest in peace .

Azad Moradian

Kurdish American Committee for Democracy and Human Rights In Iran

Los Angeles,CA

Soraya Serajeddini

AKA Soraya Xanim

Born: 1960
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: 24-Jul2006
Location of death: Millersville, MA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Kurdish activist

Husband: Tom Ver Ploeg
Son: Aveen
Son: Daryan

University: San Francisco State University, CA
University: BS, Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University, MA (1987)

Kurdish Ancestry

PRESS RELEASE ؛ Champion of Kurdish democratic movement Soraya Serajeddini passed away

The Kurdish National Congress of North America

P.O. Box 1663, Lake Forest, CA 92630 USA Tel/Fax: 949-583-1417
1975 St. Laurent Blvd Ottawa, ON K1G3S7, CANADA Tel 613-216-1427
P.O. Box 545 Millersville, MD 21108 USA Tel: 408-834-5557


Champion of Kurdish democratic movement Soraya Serajeddini passed away
It is with deep sorrow to announce that KNC-NA, in particular, and the Kurdish democratic movement, in general, have lost one of their most significant pillars, Soraya Serajeddini. Soraya was a champion in Kurdish democratic movement, a human rights activist, an advocate of gender equality, the vice president of Kurdish National Congress of North America, and the director of Kurdish American Committee for Democracy in Iran.
She passed away on early Morning of July 24th 2006 possibly due to complications of an asthma attack. Soraya is survived by her husband Tom Ver Ploeg, and her two sons, Aveen and Daryan. Location and details for her honoring ceremony will be announced later.
Kurdish National Congress of North America

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