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.

July 13, 2016, marks the 27th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou by Iranian diplomats in Vienna, Austria. Since 2016 is leap year in the Gregorian calendar, the strike commenced today, July 12.

PDKI has in the past called on the Kurdish people in eastern (Iranian) Kurdistan to stage general strikes to commemorate the assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou. This year, PDKI called for a general strike against the backdrop of the party’s new strategy of interlocking the struggle of our Peshmega Forces in the mountains with the struggle of the Kurdish people in the cities.

In spite of threats and pressure from Iranian paramilitary forces, the Kurdish people heeded PDKI’s call in a majority of the cities and towns in eastern Kurdistan.

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