Artist Hunermend: Women are leading the revolution in Rojhilat and Iran

Artist Hemid Hunermend from Rojhilatê Kurdistan said that the leaders of the resistance in Iran and Rojhilat are women.

Artist Hemid Hunermend from Rojhilatê Kurdistan (Eastern Kurdistan) emphasized that freedom is the main point that unites all different nationalities living in Iran.

The resistance carried out by the various nations has been going on for three months in Rojhilatê Kurdistan and Iran. The state continues to heavily repress, kill and arrest those taking part in this resistance led by women.

At least four people have been executed to date. In the protests, more than 500 people were killed and 20 thousand people were arrested. Rojhilat artist Hemid Hunermend said that the 'Jin jiyan, azadi' resistance in Rojhilatê Kurdistan and Iran is the result of decades of struggle. Women are fighting against oppression, said Hemid Hunermend, adding: “We see that when a revolution is led by women it achieves its goal, namely freedom. In this revolution, we see that Kurdish women will reach their goal and our country will be liberated. There was indeed a lot of bloodshed, but in the end, the lives of revolutionary women became a symbol of freedom. That's why the Iranian state knows very well that this uprising and rebellion of the people in Iran is different from those in the past. For this reason, the state stood against this revolt in a very heavy way, displaying a huge amount of violence every day before the eyes of the world.”

The goal of this revolution is freedom

Hunermed continued: “The main point that unites all different nations living in Iran is freedom. Now the Kurdish people need to be prepared for the liberation of Iran from this bloody state, to ensure the people or forces that will come to power after this state in Iran will treat Kurdish people as equal. In my opinion, Kurdish political parties and leftists bear a historical responsibility, as we see this and witness the activities of those who attack Kurdish flags and symbols because they cannot accept the existence of Kurds abroad. We need a proper policy to stand against fascism which often presents itself in the guise of democracy. We need to stop the bloodshed.”

Calls and appeals are not enough

Hunermend underlined that calls and statements were not enough for the resistance, and added: “Now, we have entered a new phase, we have gone beyond calls and declarations. The Iranian state is executing people both on the streets and in prisons every day. Can calls and statements prevent these executions? Everyone, including people abroad, has to struggle. Not only artists, but every person and different nations need to take action. Let them take actions in front of the UN and the European Parliament, so that these institutions can also take action against the Iranian state. Demonstrations should be held in front of Iran's embassies and consulates in all countries. Political parties need to build a front. We need to protect our people in Eastern Kurdistan and support the Heyva Sor a Kurdistan campaign launched for the families of those who were killed in Rojhilatê Kurdistan.”