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Iranian Kurds: Meeting at the House of Commons, UK

Public meeting
The forgotten Kurds of Iran: Mobilising International Solidarity

Wednesday, 30 November at 7pm

The campaign of the Kurds in Iran for their political, social and cultural rights forms part of the ongoing struggle of the Kurds in all four parts of Kurdistan for a peaceful and democratic solution to the Kurdish question which must be at the heart of a just settlement for all the peoples of the Middle East. Only justice and recognition of equal human rights can bring about reconciliation. This meeting aims to shed light on the situation facing Kurds in Iran in the current political climate, with respect to UK government policy towards the current regime and its change of view on Iran what was once hoped to have dialogue with. Also seek to consolidate support for their struggle within and outside Kurdish communities in the UK, focussing on Kurdish of Diaspora to gain support and gather attention outside the kurdish community the same time to draw up viable strategies for how communities of activism outside Iran can work in solidarity with Kurdish activists, particularly new, young and student movements in Kurdistan.

The meeting is hosted and chaired by Hywel Williams, MP

Committee Room 8 House of Commons, Westminster, SW1

Speakers include:

Dr Nazila Ghanea-Hercock Senior Lecturer International Law, University of London, Institute of Commonwealth Studies (speaking on policies of the Iranian government regarding ethnic minorities in Iran)

Rosie Kane Scottish Parliament (MSP) Hugo Charlton, International Human Right lawyer-Green Party (speaking on international law)

Dr Paul Todd co-author of "Global Intelligence" PhD research on Iran under Shah (speaking on UK policy in Iran)

UK Amnesty International (speaking on Human Rights in Iran)

Pardeep Singh Rai Panjab, Britain All-Party Parliamentary Group (speaking on Mobilising communities and solidarity)

Kameel Ahmady Kurdish, journalist/student activist (speaking on mobilising the Student Movement and use of Media)

The meeting is supported by UK Kurdish Student Organisation

For information call
Tel 020 87487 917 & 0795 864 7705