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Kurdistan

Wounded Mahabad protester dies in hospital

By Rudaw 29/6/2015
Akam Talaj
Akam Talaj
MAHABAD, Iran — One of the protesters seriously wounded in the Mahabad clashes two months ago died Monday in Werme’s Imam Khomeini Hospital, a source inside the hospital confirmed to Rudaw. 
 
According to the source, who spoke to Rudaw on condition of anonymity, Akam Talaj, 25, was treated at Imam Khomeini Hospital for 53 days and reportedly suffered from serious internal bleeding. Talaj was a student at Mahabad University. 
 
He was seriously wounded by regime forces clashing with demonstrators after angry protestors torched a hotel in downtown Mahabad in May.  
 
“He was reportedly injured with a Winchester rifle at close distance, hitting him in his neck and chest,” sources inside the hospital previously told Rudaw. 
 
Tensions were running high in the ethnically Kurdish Iranian Mahabad, where protesters set fire to the hotel over the unexplained death of a 25-year-old Kurdish woman named Farinaz Khosrawani.
 
After demonstrations, Iranian security officials announced that a number of protesters were lightly wounded and they had all left the hospital after being treated.
 
Thousands of Kurds across the world took to social media to show solidarity with the ill-fated Khosrawani and condemned the official response in Iran.
 
Mahabad was the capital of the first and only independent Kurdish republic established in the aftermath of World War II in 1946.

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rahim | 29/6/2015
My deepest condolences to Akam Talaj familiy.He is the martar of Kurdistan and will be alive in our heart for ever. The Islamic goverment of Iran should know, we Kurd will get the revenge and we are like volconic eruption that we will not be stops with those cowardly killing innocent. Down the Ilsmic regime of Iran. Long live Kurdistan.
Marcopolo | 30/6/2015
where are these supporters of the fake PKK? whenever there is a news about turkey or syria, they swarm rudaw website to leve comments. but whenever kurds are slaughteredby ayatolahs, these slaves are silent. shame to all fake kurds
PKKowards | 30/6/2015
PKK slave of iran, WHERE ARE YOU? They will NEVER NEVER lift a finger to help rojhelat... and if someone steps forward to help rojhelat, PKK will kill him like they killed our KDPI peshmerga...
Jashk | 30/6/2015
Nothing will happen, too many jashes in iran.
Nobody cares =( | 30/6/2015
The whole world abadons rojhelat kurds, even the other kurds dont mention our dead...... Why dont the twitter-kurds start a campaign to raise awareness on the mahabad massacre? BECAUSE THEY DONT CARE...

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