Sunday, September 7, 2014

On the occasion of the death of comrade Aziz, member of the Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan's central committee

Statement of the Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan:
On the occasion of the death of comrade Aziz, member of the Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan's central committee
With immense grief, the central committee of the Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan announces the passing of one of its members, comrade Aziz.
Comrade Aziz began his revolutionary activism as a proletarian youth in the ranks of the new democratic movement (the Sholajawid Movement) in the 1960s. After the collapse of theSholajawid Movement, he did not join another leftist organization until 1980. Though he preserved his Shola’ite spirit and remained an anti-reactionary and anti-imperialist militant. In 1980, before the formation of Peoples Liberation Organization of Afghanistan [SAMA], Comrade Aziz joined one of the factions that participated in the formation of SAMA. However, before this formation and immediately after the mass uprisings against the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan [PDPA] regime, our comrade moved to the remote countryside of the Bamyan province, the place of his birth, so to participate with the peoples' struggle against the revisionist coup and the social-imperialist satraps. He remained in the countryside until 1982, leaving only when the Islamist forces took control of the area, when he and his comrades were back-stabbed by the capitulationists within SAMA.
Consequently, comrade Aziz remained active in the diaspora as a cadre of SAMA Gharjistanchapter, continuing his struggle against the capitulationist line within SAMA. In the summer of 1991, after several years of meetings and exchanges with the Revolutionary Communist Cell of Afghanistan and the Revolutionary Communist Organization of Afghanistan, our comrade joined the Communist Party of Afghanistan, releasing a statement regarding this decision. In exile our comrade continued his political and organizational activism; for several years he was responsible for several mass educational programs. 
Comrade Aziz was a master practitioner of Taekwondo and trained many people in the field. 
Comrade Aziz fought against the right capitulationist line within the Communist Party of Afghanistan, and took a strong stance defending the line of the Party Program and Constitution. Therefore, when the process of the unity of the communist (MLM) movement of Afghanistan began, Aziz joined and defended the process with revolutionary zeal. 
Comrade Aziz participated in the unity congress with revolutionary enthusiasm and was elected to the central committee. In 2004, Aziz courageously led the election boycott campaign in his area, unflinchingly facing threats and intimidation from the reactionaries. Although when, due to illness, he had become extremely weak, he still did his best to participate in party activities. Other comrades were always energized by observing his revolutionary spirit. Despite his serious illness, our comrade participated in the ninth plenum of the party––undertaking a difficult and long journey in order to be present––but, unfortunately, could not participate in the tenth plenum that took place a few months ago. 
Two months ago comrade Aziz had another heart attack and his health deteriorated. He struggled against his illness in the past two months but today, at the age of 68, he passed away. 
The central committee of the Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan expresses its deep condolences to all the members, supporters of the party, other Maoists of the country and Maoist parties and organizations of the world, and to the family of the deceased comrade. The proletarian revolutionary movement in Afghanistan and the international revolutionary proletarian movement will remember this revolutionary proletariat, passing on his experience and the lesson taught by his life to future generations.

Central Committee, Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan
July 25, 2014

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