We are a group of Kurdish women activists having different political views collaborating in a temporary committee. The mission of the committee is to defend human rights and human liberty.
We believe that civil society organizations are part and parcel of building a better world and achieving a better life for human beings anywhere in this planet. We believe that is governments’ duty to guarantee human rights, rights of children and women or citizens regardless of their idea or beliefs, race, religion, gender or class. The governments have the responsibility and obligation of providing a decent life condition for their citizens.
In Iran, unfortunately, the most basic rights of all citizens have been denied in general and the Kurdish people in particular have been continuously subjected to suppression and violation of their rights.
Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand is a well known human rights activist and the founder of Kurdistan Human Rights organization in Iran. He has been imprisoned since July 1st 2007 solely due to critical writing and human rights seeking activities. His health suffers from several disorders and he has suffered heart attacks two times in prison and constantly has been denied access to adequate medical care. He is paying a heavy price for his commitment and his family experiencing a very difficult situation and a lot of pressure.
His family has addressed several international famous human rights defenders through a letter requesting their support for Kabudvand’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.
We declare our full support for Kabudvand’s nomination and we believe Kabudvand is completely competent and qualified person of the award. His efforts have always focused on building a better world for human beings and realization of human rights.
Our group of Kurdish women activists having different political views and living in exile in Europe and America is collaborating in the framework of a temporary committee to support fully Kabudvand’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. We believe he is the true person for the title since all his activities aimed at realizing human rights and he is paying a heavy price for his commitment to freedom of association and expression.
Neda Shahbazi, Soraya Fallah, Shiler Bapiri, Nahid Mokri, Marzieh Javanmard, Jamileh Rahimi, Shahin shahlaei, Golaleh Sharafkandi,Shikofeh Ghobadi, Zeinab Ilkhanizadeh, Shahla Dabaghi, Samira Pourandokht