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Komalay Shoreshgeri Zahmatkeshani Kurdistani Iran
Spokesperson Ebrahim Alizadeh
Founder Foad Mostafa Soltani Hama Hussein Karimi Ebrahim Alizadeh
Founded 1967
Split from Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan
Headquarters Iranian Kurdistan
Ideology Kurdish nationalism
Democratic socialism
Revolutionary socialism
Political position Left-wing
Religion Secular
Colors Red

Komala, Komalah (Kurdish: کۆمالای سهۆره‌سهگه‌ر زاهماتکه‌سهان کوردستان ئران) is a Kurdish political party in Iran (see Iranian Kurdistan).[1] The word Komele in Kurdish is derived from Komel (Society) and means "association".[2] Komala is the Kurdish branch of the Communist Party of Iran.[3]

One of Komalah's founders and its most prominent figure, Foad Mostafa Soltani, widely known as "Kak Foad", whom was executed by the regime of the Shah of Iran, is one of the most essential stories of Kurdish history and uprising in the struggle of the Kurdish cause.

Komalah is the first Kurdish political party to be based on and institute female peshmerga soldiers under the ideology of equality and parity. Gender equality have always been the core of prosperity in Komalah.


In 1967, Komala was founded and struggled against the government and policies of Iranian Marxist and socialist groups called the Communist Party of Iran.[4][5]

Political background

Young kurdish students of CPI. Abdullah Muhtadi, Komalah's leader, became its secretary-general.[6]

Komalah's program contains several variants of democracy. Proletarian struggle against capitalism, anti-revisionism since they consider revisionism to be the greatest obstacle against the struggle against capitalism. Komalah presents its objective as a "revolutionary democratic republic" based on sovereignty of the people. The professional army, the army who considers and takes action to oppress and manipulate the people and the democratic grounds for a dictatorship through and with bureaucracy, will be abolished. And all nations will have the unconditional right to self-determination; complete equality of all will be guaranteed.[7]

Notable members


  1. ^ The Kurdish nationalist movement: opportunity, mobilization, and identity, by David Romano, p.224/5.
  2. ^ Komele,
  3. ^ Entessar, Nader. Kurdish Politics in the Middle East. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2010. p. 50
  4. ^ The Kurdish nationalist movement: opportunity, mobilization, and identity, by David Romano, p. 239.
  5. ^ IRAN'S NEW REGIME: HOSTILE TO ITS PEOPLE, INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE WORLD (INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM “ Which way is Iran going? ”) Kurdish Institute of Paris, 16 June 2006
  6. ^
  7. ^

External links

  • Komala's Official site
  • Komala's Political Program
  • Komala's Tactic and Political Struggle
  • Komala's Organizing Elements and Komala's Formation Chart
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