Meeting with US Congressman Brad Sherman about Zainab Jallalian and Human Rights in Iran

Meeting with US Congressman Brad Sherman about Zainab Jallalian and Human Rights in Iran

Sunday, July 12, 2010

azad_moradian_brad_sherman_071210.jpgIn a continuous effort to raise our outcry against Ms. Zeinab Jalalian’s execution sentence, Mr. Azad Moradian and Cklara Moradian delivered a letter to US Congressman Brad Sherman of San Fernando Valley, California, an influential member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

This letter urged the congressman and other members of the United States government, especially the Obama administration to publicly denounce the execution of Zeinab Jalalian and to recognize the systematic eradication of Kurdish political prisoners in Iran. The letter also urged the International community to investigate the human rights crisis in Iran through an independent body.

Mr. Brad Sherman and his staff, Director of Constituent Services, Ms. Carolina Krawiec, both received a copy of our letter.

Mr. Brad Sherman showed his concern regarding the human rights crisis in Iran and recognized the Kurds as an alley of the United States. He promised a loud voice of condemnation in regards to the case of Ms. Jalalian if Kurdish Americans believe it would beneficial.

The letter was written on behalf of concerned Kurdish-American citizens and was an apolitical request from the administration to respond to a humanitarian crisis in Iran against the Kurdish minority.

We will continue to be in contact with the office of Mr. Congressman Brad Sherman in order to build a better understanding of issues concerning Kurdish-American citizens.

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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