The Free and Democratic Society of Rojhelat (KODAR) boycotted the 10th parliamentary election in Iran.
In a statement issued today, KODAR lashes out at “the Islamic regimes efforts to create a homogenous, ceremonial parliament” and calls it “an insult to people’s political cognition.”
The statement goes on: “Those who thought they could solve some internal issues through the parliament declared their candidacy. Vilayet Faqih and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, however, made it clear that the upcoming parliament will not be a place to solve political and social problems facing Iranian peoples but a place to renew homage and to legitimize the regime’s demeanor against those peoples.”
In the end, KODAR calls upon all Iranian citizens to “defend democratic values by boycotting the election.”
KODAR is the umbrella group for the PKK-affiliated parties in Iranian Kurdistan.