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

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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