Ayoub Barzani

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Ayoub Barzani is a Kurdish writer and critic. He is the son of Babo Barzani, Ahmed Barzani's (The head of Barzan tribe) nephew and the first-cousin of Massoud Barzani, the former President of Iraqi Kurdistan.

He took refuge in Iran after the collapse of the Kurdish revolt in 1975. While in Iran, he was arrested and intimidated by the Iranian secret service, the (SAVAK). He left Iran at the end of 1976 and sought asylum in the UK.[1] Ayoub Barzani currently resides in Switzerland, where he is a co-founder of an organisation known as Kurdistan Democratic Alliance.[2]

He was interviewed by Michael M. Gunter for his book.[3]



  1. ^ "Interview with AB". www.kcdme.com. Retrieved 2016-05-26.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2007-02-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Gunter, Michael M. (1999-01-01). The Kurdish Predicament in Iraq: A Political Analysis. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 9780312218966.

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