10 Facts About Iranian Kurdistan


Iranian Kurdistan or Eastern Kurdistan is an unofficial name for the parts of northwestern Iran with either a majority or sizable population of Kurds.

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Iranian Kurdistan was finally driven out of the region by the Persian Army in the fall of 1944.

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Since the minuscule entity extended no further than the small cities of Mahabad, Bukan, Piranshahr, and Oshnaviyeh in Iran, not even all of Iranian Kurdistan supported the experiment, let alone the Kurds in other states.

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Iranian Kurdistan accused those "who do not wish Muslim countries to be united" in creating the issue of nationalism among minorities.

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Iranian Kurdistan's views were shared by many in the clerical leadership.

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Although, there is a new rise of Kurdish identity movement in the southern parts of Iranian Kurdistan, which has risen up from the first decade of 21st century that shows itself in the way of formation of an armed group called the Partisans of Southern Kurdistan and some other organizations specially about Yarsani people of that parts of Kurdistan.

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Iranian Kurdistan appointed several Sunni and Shia Kurds as his own or cabinet members' advisors.

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On 13 March 2006, Saleh Nikbakht, a well-known Iranian Kurdistan human rights lawyer who is Mr Qaderi's lawyer, announced that Qaderi's murderer was a member of the police who shot the victim illegally.

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Iranian Kurdistan added that the murderer and the one who ordered the act are under investigation and the judiciary system has been cooperative up to now.

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Iranian Kurdistan's execution was condemned by human rights groups and activists internationally.

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