Unseen photos of Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou

He was also familiar with German, Slovak, and Polish. Ghassemlou went back to Kurdistan in 1952 after completing his studies. He then spent several years as an active militant in the Kurdish military fields.[citation needed] In 1973, during the Third Congress of the PDKI, he was elected to the position of secretary general of the party, a position to which he was reelected several times until his assassination.