What do they teach these people in the course of three months? How can they to be ready for war, how does their consciousness accept to kill the youth of a family in less than three months after joining them?!
Sirvan Khairabadi’s father, in his contact with the reporter of Human Rights Watch of Iranian Kurdistan, and of course with complaints from the officials of the Iranian government as well as the Iraqi security for not properly handling the issue of deception and kidnapping of PKK and PJAK, stated that:
“Sirvan had problems with his wife’s family for a while. He struggled to provide for her, as he had just finished military service that only paid a small fee per months. That’s why he decided to go to Tehran, although he was there for a while, some day he suddenly disappeared.”
“We contacted everyone we could about Sirvan, but no one had any news about him. Finally, we decided to visit the police station and hospitals, but there was no news either; Exactly three months had passed since he left when suddenly on one of the channels related to PKK and PJAK, his name was announced as killed!”
“The whole family was shocked, we didn’t think that he even became a member of such a group because he had no interest in any party or group during his life, let alone that one day he wants to become a member. It all happened so fast, and we couldn’t believe the news of his death, that’s why we quickly traveled to Iraq, but there, in addition to all the disrespects we received for going there, they said that we shouldn’t look for our son, he was killed. No matter how much we insisted that they even show us his grave, or a body, they still refused and said that such a thing is not possible.”
“They just repeated in a robotic way: ‘Don’t stay here and don’t look for Sirvan anymore’.”
“What could I do as an old man? I depended on my son for almost everything! Where could I take my lawsuit?! Who could I hold responsible?!”
“My son suddenly disappeared and finally some cave dwellers rudely told me that my son was killed and did not give us any more details.”
Socioeconomic lie at the foundation of most problems in society in the border regions of our country, and its many examples have always created problems for families, financial troubles related to these socioeconomic problems led to divorce and separation of families, lack of opportunities for young people to flourish, and this issue cannot be solved until we identify and eliminate the main causes of these problems, which is the serious determination and will of the government officials to improve living conditions of the people in these areas.
It is natural that the “border and less developed regions of Iran” need this attention from the officials of the Iranian government more than other cities and regions of the country, due to the existence of numerous and deep economic and livelihood problems governing the lives of people in those regions. In many cases we see, young people looking for a way out of misery are lured into militant groups that manipulate their personal situations.
Young people that have job opportunities, educational opportunities, a way to provide for their families, and economic security will not be easily persuaded to trade their lives for the mountains and all the perils that come with this expensive trade.