Dr. Abdul-Rahman Ghassemlou, then the Secretary General of Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan was one of those great Kurdish-Iranian leaders who fell victim to this policy of exterminating dissidents through terror. He was gunned down in the heart of Europe in 1989 in Vienna by the terrorist-diplomats of the Islamic regime in Iran.
The Iranian people, the Kurds of Iran in particular, are still awaiting a thorough investigation into this case and bringing justice to those who have perpetrated this and many other heinous acts of terror against Iranian freedom-activists.
This July 13 marks the 22nd anniversary of Dr. Ghassemlou and his aides; Human Rights Activists Association at York University and The Greater Toronto Kurdish House are hosting an event to discuss the various dimensions of Iranian regime’s state terrorism as related to Dr. Ghassemlou and other victims’ of Iranian state terrorism.
Right to justice is a fundamental human rights and in the same context also discussing the current human rights situation in Iran as related to those who have been unjustly victims of Iranian regime’s terror and repression machine would also be on the agenda for this event.
-Carol Prunhuber, the author of the book “The Passion and Death of Rahman the Kurd: Dreaming Kurdistan”
-John Thompson, head of Mackenzie Institute for the Study of Terrorism, Revolution and Propaganda
-Tarek Fatah, Canadian political activist and writer, the author of “Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State”
-Dr. Farokh Zandi, Schulich School of Business, York University
-Sharif Behruz, the representative of Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, US/Canada
–Ezatollah Mosallanejad, Researcher, Canadian Center for Victims of Torture
-Soraya Fallah, human rights and political activist
-Along with a special message from Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada
A limited numbers of Carol Prunhuber’s biography of Dr. A. R. Ghassemlou “The Passion and Death of Rahman the Kurd: Dreaming Kurdistan” would be available at the event. Get it first to have Carol’s dedication on the book.
Event is open to public.
For further information refer to the flyer attached on this event.