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
http://www.kncna.org
P.O. Box 545 Millersville, MD 21108 USA Tel: 408-834-5557

PRESS RELEASE

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

About Kurdish American Committee for Democracy and Human Rights in Iran(kacdhri)

Kurdish American Committee for Democracy and Human Rights in Iran On November 2005 a group of Kurdish-Americans decided to organize a committee to work on Kurdish issues in Iran and to build a relationship among Iranian opposition groups toward democracy in Iran. The following points clarified a need for organizing and helping the Iranian political parties to come together and to start coordinating their efforts We considered that: 1. Iran is not a homogeneous ethnic society and formidable Iranian opposition parties are aligned with separate ethnic groups. 2. Persians are a minority who has been the dominating power since the end of WWI and all other minority groups have revolted at some point during the 20th century and continue to do so in this century. 3.Kurdish struggle for human rights and self-determination is the longest and most mature democratic national movement in Iran, the only one to have developed a constitution for a democratic society (The Republic of Kurdistan, Mahabad 1947). 4. We considered that any political opposition to the Islamic regime without the involvement of Turkmans, Baluoch, Azeri, Kurd and Arab groups would fail. 5. Almost all Persian nationalist parties have vowed to side with the Islamic regime to “fight” minority groups and democracy. Based on the above ideas and considerations, Kurdish Americans from Iran organized a Committee for Democracy on December 2005. “Kurdish American Committee for democracy in Iran” had a sense of obligation to take an active role in organizing the Iranian opposition groups by:

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