Tuesday, 05 October 2010
MAHABAD, Eastern Kurdistan, -- Death sentence given to Hebibullah Gulperipur, a Kurdish 27 year old youth was confirmed by the Iranian High Court.
Mr Gulperiupur has been held incommunicado in Mahabad Prison for the last year. His family was hoping for his release.
Mr. Guleripur was sentenced to death due to his membership in the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK). His sentence was confirmed by the Iranian High Court.
The Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) 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.