Thursday, May 20, 2010

HRK: Kurdish youths avoid serving in Iranian Army

The Defence Regions of Medya- Qendil Mountains: The Eastern Kurdistan Defence Forces (HRK) declared in a statement that the Kurdish youths should avoid serving in the Iranian Army.

In the statement the head of HRK points out the critical situation of the Kurdish nation in Iran and advises the Kurdish youths not to participate in the war that the Iranian theocratic regime has waged against the Kurds.

HRK is the military wing of The Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK), which was founded in 2004 as the result of the systematic and continuous oppression of the Kurdish nation by the Iranian government. PJAK upholds the libertarian ideology of Apoism which advocates an ecological-democratic society with gender equality. PJAK’s main goal is to democratise Iranian system and to create a democratic con-federation for the long- oppressed Kurds.

Its initial objective is to limit and change the authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran and to democratise it in four fundamental areas; the nation, society, citizenship and to evolve the state into a self-governing institution able to deliver public services and to maintain public security.

For the past 6 years PJAK has been the most influential organisation of the Kurdish population in the Eastern Kurdistan and has the strongest popular support in this part of the Kurdistan. Three particular dynamics forces namely women, students and the youths have been increasingly joining PJAK with the aims of transforming their society. Women constitute more than 48% PJAK’s membership from the bottom to the leadership of the organisation.