Mala Bakhtiyar

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Hikmat Muhammad Karim (born August 20, 1954), known as Mala Bakhtiyar, Mala Bakhtiar, or Mela Bextiyar (Sorani Kurdish: مه‌لا به‌ختیار‎), is a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan politician who has been in leftist politics since the 1970s.[1]

He was born in 1954 in Khanaqin.[1] He joined the Marx-Lenin Association in 1970, and became one of its leaders on the Iraqi regime's wanted list.[1]

He became part of the PUK leadership in 1976.[1] He became a member of the PUK Political Bureau in 2001 and the chief of the Executive Body of the PUK Political Bureau in 2010.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Profile of Hikmat Muhammad Karim, known as Mala Bakhtiyar". Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-15. 

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