AGM 2017 of the Kurdish Human Rights Action Group
CAPE TOWN – The Kurdish Human Rights Action Group (KHRAG) is this evening hosting its first annual general meeting since the passing of the organization’s founder, Judge Essa Moosa. The group is calling for the provision of human rights for the Kurdish peoples, particularly within the territory of Turkey. Newly appointed chair Baran Kalay called for respect for the ethnicity, religion and culture of the Kurdish peoples in all regions, as has been achieved within South Africa.
Speaking at the event, former South African Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and struggle stalwart, Ebrahim Ebrahim, said that the Kurdish struggle requires South Africans to demand the release of Abdullah Ocalan just as activists are calling for the release of jailed Fatah politician, Marwan Barghouthi.
“In terms of our Constitution, we have to fight for the human rights of people wherever they may be.” Ebrahim further urged for a “conscientising campaign” within South Africa.