Message of Condolences on the Passing Away of Mr. Nelson Mandela from the coalition for Kurdish Human Rights to Nelson Mandela’s family

Message of Condolences on the Passing Away of Mr. Nelson Mandela from the coalition for Kurdish Human Rights to Nelson Mandela’s family 

December 7th, 2013

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013 (Walter Dhladhla/AFP/Getty Images)

Dear Nelson Mandela’s family,

We are the coalition for Kurdish Human Rights in Iranian Kurdistan and feel deeply saddened upon hearing of the news of Nelson Mandela’s passing.

He was an inspiring hero who fought against discrimination and injustice all his life, not just in South Africa but also all over the world. His struggle and his victories became the battles and triumph those who looked up to him as a leader.

Kurds, as an ethnic group with a long history of apartheid, systematic discrimination, and genocide, have been inspired by Mandela’s steadfast belief in human rights for a better future for our people.

We believe that Nelson Mandela will be remembered one of the greatest leaders of modern history. We honor him today, along with millions of other people around the globe, and hope to carry his message of respect for human dignity.

-Kurdish American Committee for Democracy and Human Rights in Iran (KACDHRI)

-Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan-Europe Commission

-Kurdocide Watch Chak (East Kurdistan)

-Campaign Defending the Civil and Political Prisoners

KACDHRI; 8055 Canby Ave., Unit #4, Los Angeles, CA 91335, USA, info@vokradio.com, +1 818-434-9692

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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