Farhad Sangawi

Farhad Sangawi has been a Member of Parliament since 2014 and is the founder of Georgis Fathullah, an organisation which works to defend ethnic and religious minorities in the Kurdistan Region at a time when religious and political extremism is on the rise.

Sangawi has long worked to promote greater understanding between different ethnic groups and political factions. He has carried out hundreds of reconciliation sessions with members of the public in areas that have experienced tensions.

Sangawi was a member of the Peshmarga forces from 1980 to 1990 and he is best known for his courageous work as a journalist in the 1980s during the conflict between the Peshmerga and the army of the Saddam regime.

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