RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 403/3/3
TitlePapers relating to the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (KDPI)
DescriptionPapers relating to the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (KDPI), founded by Qazi Muhammed in Mahabad in 1945 (see also EUL MS 403/7/1/1, and correspondence with KDPI leader Abdul-Rahman Ghassemlou, EUL MS 403/2/1/4).

Documents include an undated single sheet about KDPI member Mela Aware / Molla Awara and another one (1978) on Azizi Yosifi / Aziz Yusufi, a leaflet written by KDPI activist Ismail Sharifzadah (1978), an open letter in Sorani Kurdish and Persian from the KDPI (1978), Issue no 53 of 'Kurdistan: Organî Kumîtey Nawendîye Hîzbî Dêmukratî Kurdistanî Êran (1978), two copies of an English appeal (1978), an article on the KDPI from the newspaper Kayhan (1979), proclamations (in Sorani Kurdish) from January and October 1979, Issue no. 2 (undated) of the KDPI periodical 'Kurd', photocopies of Volumes 1 and 2 of the KDPI periodical 'Talash dar rah-I tafahum: majmu'ah-'i asnad' (1980), Issue no. 1 of KDPI publication Kurdistan Today (1987), a photocopied cartoon about the 8th Congress of the KDPI (1988) with caption in Sorani Kurdish, an invitation to Omar Sheikhmous to attend a KDPI meeting in Sweden (1988), several open letters in English from Dr Ghassemlou or Mustapha Hidjri of KDPI (1983) on the history of Kurdistan and the party, and appealing for help in the Kurds' struggle against Iranian oppression, various press releases and KDPI newsletters from the 1980s, an undated report by Ebrahim Djourabchi of the Support Committee for Iranian Kurdistan on the Iran-Irak war and the situation of Kurds in Iran, a letter from Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou to Javier Perez de Cuellar, UN Secretary-General (1988), handwritten messages from Sheikhmous to the 9th congress of the KDPI (1991) and the congress in 1993, a letter from the KDPI to Sheikhmous (1994), an invitation to Sheikhmous to attend the 50th anniversary of the KDPI (1995), a coloured card with New Year greetings and a photograph showing children in Kurdish costume [n.d.], a statement by the Political Bureau of the KDPI 'on the hostile behaviour' of the PUK (1995) and other faxed documents from 1994 and 1995, an open letter written by Abdullah Hassanzadeh (KDPI Secretary General) on the subject of Iranian state terrorism with a four page list of victims and a statement about Iranian cleric and intelligence minister Ali Fallahian in relation to the 'Mykonos' murder of Kurds (1996), a KDPI statement on the struggle and sacrifice of the Kurdish people (1991), an announcement on Baluchistan by the KDPI in Sweden (no date), leaflets produced by the KDPI Abroad, cards celebrating the Persian New Year.
LanguageSorani Kurdish; Persian; French; English
FormatVarious formats
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameSheikhmous; Omar (1942-)
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