The Republic of Kurdistan
"The best way to pay respect to our martyrs is to continue their struggle." - Dr. Ghassemlou

Eastern Kurdistan in a general strike

The Kurdish cities of Iran began a general strike on Wednesday to protest the execution of political activists and the bombing of the headquarters of the Kurdish opposition parties, which left dozens dead and wounded days ago.

The city of Suna, the center of the province of Kurdistan, a general strike closed the markets of its doors, while the security elements to mark the shops that have begun to close.

And broadcast activists and accounts of Iranian human rights organizations showing the accession of various Kurdish cities in western Iran to the general strike.

The Iranian authorities have executed at least 9 political prisoners, of whom 6 were Kurdish political prisoners.

In her opening address to the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet condemned the execution of Kurdish activists and said: “I express my deep disgust at the execution of three Iranian Kurdish prisoners.”

The Revolutionary Guard also bombed the headquarters of the Iranian Kurdish parties opposed to Tehran in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, killing 11 people and wounding dozens.

Tehran has threatened to renew the bombardment if Kurdish authorities or the central government in Baghdad do not extradite members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) and other parties.

US Vice President Mike Bens condemned Iran’s recent missile attacks on Iraqi Kurdistan during a conversation with regional Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, saying it was “an attempt by Iran to threaten the stability of its closest neighbor.”