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Monday, January 02, 2006

Iranian Kurds form reformist front

Thousands of ethnic Kurds in Iran, headed by a prominent former MP, have created a movement aimed at obtaining rights they say have been "neglected" by the Islamic Republic during the past 26 years."A large number of prominent Kurdish activists and NGOs have come together in an independent front to peacefully demand the rights that the Kurds have been denied," the founder of the reformist Kurdish United Front, Bahaeddin Adab told reporters Monday.

"The Kurds have had very little say in the decisions made about them and they have been denied their rights mentioned in the constitution," Adab said, citing the soaring unemployment and addiction rates in Kurdish populated provinces and the restrictions on Kurdish language press.

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