Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) is a militant Kurdish nationalist group with bases in the mountainous regions of northern Iraq that has perpetrated numerous attacks in western Iran, southern Turkey and the northeastern parts of Syria where the Kurdish populations live. PJAK shares the same leadership and logistics of the PKK militants in Turkey, as well as allegiance to its leader, Abdullah Ocalan, but unlike the PKK PJAK fights Iranian government forces rather than the Turkish government forces. Half the members of PJAK are reportedly women that fight in Eastern Kurdistan. The group actively recruits female guerrillas and states that its "cruelest and fiercest fighters" are women drawn to the movement's "radical feminism". PJAK women fighters blame Sharia law for the oppression and murder of women, particularly in Eastern Kurdistan. They practice a Maoist-related grass roots socialist movement called Apoism.VideoVideo:…
Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK)
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