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Middle East

How Iran Got Away With Murder of Kurdish Leader in Europe

By Namo Abdulla 15/7/2014
Rudaw

Sunday, July 13th, marked the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, a prominent Kurdish politician who led the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDP-I) from 1973 to 1989.

Ghassemlou was murdered in Vienna by the Iranian regime in 1989, according to Carol Prunhuber, a Venezuelan author who has documented the story of the Kurdish leader in a 357-page book titled "The Passion and Death of Rahman The Kurd."

Originally published in Spanish, the book is now available in both English and Kurdish, too.

Prunhuber's account is particularly compelling because of the close friendship the author used to have with the slain leader in Europe. In an exclusive interview, Rudaw talks to Prunhuber about her friendship with Ghassemlou, the letters she had corresponded with him, and finally the plot that resulted in his death.

How could Iran get away with the murder of such a prominent figure in the heart of Europe?

 

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KIM | 15/7/2014
Those who perpetrate Genocides versus any nation , use chemical weapons and terrorize Kurdish political leaders must be held accountable for their actions.
Juliaelena | 15/7/2014
Interesting overview of the situation and easy to follow presenters...makes one wonder about the life loss of such a special leader.
KIM | 15/7/2014
Announce: 1) 1st demonstration was held in the capital city of Hawler for independence. However, for security reasons, the location was changed in the last hours. There is supposed to be a second larger demonstration nationwide. You will be informed regarding the exact time and location of it accordingly. 2)Representative of KIM personally met with KRG Department of Foreign Relations Office in Hawler today. We proposed that a large gathering should be held in the capital city of Hawler and a large number of popular Artists, Singers, Producers, Writers, Actors and Actresses, Politicians, Academics and bureaucrats throughout South be invited to merely focus on promoting independence.
American-Kurd | 15/7/2014
Iran=Devil PUK needs to show some pride and stop kissing Iran's ass! In my opinion, besides Maliki's pathetic regime, Iran is Kurdistan's biggest enemy in the Middle East.
Deler | 15/7/2014
how can we buy the kurdish version of the book and where. I live in Sweden
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