A Brief Biography of
Mr. Mustafa HIJRI
A Brief Biography of Mr. Mustafa HIJRI,
General Secretary of Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI)
Born in 1945, in Naghaddeh, Western Azerbaijan, he got through Teachers’ College of Agriculture in Urumieh in 1963, whereupon employed as a secondary school teacher in Saqiz.
In 1970, he started studying persian literature at Tehran University, where he obtained a Bachelor Degree. On returning to his home-town, he re-started teaching at the secondary schools and a college here.
Playing a considerable role in the mass demonstrations held in 1978 against the Shah’s regime, he was nominated as a candidate for parliamentary elections in the townships of Naghaddeh and Ushnavieh, where he won 90% of the votes, but the results, as in any electoral regions of Kurdistan, were announced null and void by the newly-established Islamic Republic of Iran.
Participating in the 4th Congress of the party in 1979, he was elected as a member of the Central Committee, and a few months later, chosen as a member of the Political Bureau, holding steadily on his heavy task ever since Dr. Ghassemlou was assassinated on July 13, 1989.
Following the martyrdom of Dr. Ghassemlou, and on late Dr. Sharafkandi’s appointment’s as General Secretary, Mr HIJRI was once more chosen to the membership of the Political Bureau, and Vice-General Secretary.
Dr. Sharafkandi having been killed on Sept. 17, 1992, Mr HIJRI was appointed as General Secretary, continuing his duty up till 1995, when the 10th Congress of the Party was convened, whereupon successfully carrying out his duties.
After the above-mentioned date till the 12th Congress of the party in Dec. 2000, he was chosen as a member of Political Bureau and elected afterwards as the Vice-General Secretary.
Since the 12th, Congress up to the 13th Congress he unremittingly carried out his duties as a member of Political Bureau.
He has been elected and re-elected General Secretary of the Party in 2004, 2008 and 2012 in the 13th, 14th and 15th Party Congress respectively.