LOST in PJAK: Kemal Muhammadi (Part 3)

In a special note to the Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch, a former PJAK member examines the forced disappearance and death of Iranian Kurdish teenagers in the PJAK / PKK terrorist group, and provides the watchdog with specific information about them.

It is worth mentioning that all this information has been obtained from the official website of HPG, PKK’s Turkish military wing.


Name: Kamal Mohammadi

Nom de Guerre: Zana Kaveh- Zana Mahabad

City: Mahabad

Date of birth: 1990

Date of membership: 2006 (at the age of 16, as a child soldier and in violation of the principles of international law and human rights)

Date of death: 2011- Siirt, Turkey


Zana Kaveh, a member of the Gorg tribe of Mahabad, was deceived at a very young age and recruited by PJAK.

He, and “Ali” and “Farman” were children who were always seen next to PKK leaders Duran Kalkan and Kuchero (the nephew of Abdullah Ocalan).

He, who had studied only until the third grade, was not very social; Yet he was well acquainted with the martial arts of karate.

The three children, that at the time followed Duran Kalkan around (Kalkan likes to take youngsters under his wing, for ideological training), all had different destinies.

Ali managed to escape; Farman escaped after an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Kalkan and the following interrogation, and finally, Zana Kaveh…. He was killed…

During the years of PJAK / PKK membership, he carried only the backpack of the others. This was not in line with his youthful spirit and pride. He himself insisted on being sent to Botan or Gabar regions, where Zana was eventually killed in the war with Turkey.

His body and burial place are as obscure as those of thousands of PKK / PJAK members.

His family is still waiting for him; But the PKK / PJAK never responded to his mother’s tears…

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