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Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou (Kurdish: عەبدولڕەحمان قاسملوو‎, Ebdulrehman Qasimlo) (22 December 1930 – 13 July 1989) was a Kurdish political leader.

Ghassemlou was the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) (حیزبی دێموکراتی کوردستانی ئێران – PDKI) from 1973 until his assassination in 1989 by individuals suspected of being agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran. As the secretary general of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) he led the Kurdish nationalist struggle for Kurdish autonomy in Iran.

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71th Anniversary of PDKI

Today marks the 71th anniversary of our party, the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan. For the past 71 years, thousands of brave women and men in the PDKI have sacrificed their lives in pursuit of the legitimate national rights of the…

General Strike Launched in Kurdistan

Yesterday, July 11, PDKI called on the Kurdish people in eastern (Iranian) Kurdistan to stage a general strike to commemorate the assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou. The strike has been launched in the major cities of eastern Kurdistan.…

Pdki statement on martyred peshmergas

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