Dilshad Meriwani

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Dilshad Meriwani (born March 28, 1947- died March 13, 1989) was an influential Kurdish poet, actor, writer, songwriter, and film director as well as a historian and activist who was executed by the Iraqi government during Saddam Hussein era on March 13, 1989 for teaching Kurdish language in Latin alphabets. He was born in the city of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan.