The Kurdish Roots of Iran’s Freedom Movement
The Kurds have been a distinctive community within Iran for centuries, and their relationship with the central government has frequently been fraught. That relationship grew even more strained when an Iranian-Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, died under suspicious circumstances after morality police arrested her. The unprecedented anti-regime demonstrations that Amini’s death precipitated help make clear that the Kurds’ long struggle for representation in Iran is a microcosm of the struggles that millions of other disenfranchised Iranians also face. Please join the CSIS Middle East Program for a conversation on Kurdish identity in Iran, what it means in the wake of anti-government protests, and where things might go with Behrouz Boochani, Tara Azizi, and Jason Rezaian.
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- Daniel Sharp
- Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident), Middle East Program