Kurds in Iraq and Turkey Express their Solidarity with Iranian Kurds


Following the executions of five political activists, four of the Kurdish in Tehran on May 9th, the Kurdish communities of Turkey and Iraq have rallied to protest against the injustice.

In Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq, masses and politicians gathered on May 11 to mourn and condemn the execution of the four Kurdish activists Farzad Kamangar, Shirin Alam-Hooli, Ali Heyderian and Farhad Vakili. The ceremony was attended by representatives from several Kurdish political parties, Kurdish members of parliament, poets and intellectuals, as well as families and friends of the executed activists, the Hawler Tribune reported. The attendants read poems, sang the Kurdish national anthem and released four doves to the sky.

In Turkey, several hundreds of Kurds marched yesterday in protest to the Iran-Turkey border and attempted to enter Iran before they were stopped at the border.