ANF, DUSSELDORF — Cenî, Kurdish Women’s Office for Peace has launched a campaign to ask justice for Sakine Cansız, a co-founder of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Fidan Doğan, representative of the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) in Paris and Leyla Şaylemez, member of the Kurdish youth movement, who were shot dead in the Kurdistan Information Office in the French capital on 9 January.
In the letter of the campaign, Cenî pointed out that the “atrocious crime” committed on 9 January 2013, the “brutal and dastard murder”of Sakine Cansız, Leyla Dogan and Fidan Şaylemez, three Kurdish women politicians and fighters for freedom and women’s liberation, has deeply shaken all Kurdish women’s organizations and the Kurdish people, international women’s organizations, women in many different countries as well as friends of the Kurdish people, progressive forces and the democratic public.
Cenî remarked that “For the Kurdish people and especially for us as women the clarification and elucidation of this political crime is a very important and sensitive issue as well as the identification of the actual perpetrators of this massacre and any involved force. As long as the French justice system has not only exposed the killer pulling the trigger but also all dark forces and states that are involved in this political assassination, the French government cannot secure itself from being under a cloud. As this triple murder took place in a Kurdish institution that has been observed by the French secret service 24 hours per day, the French Ministry of the Interior and Ministry of Justice carry the responsibility to clarify completely, how such an act could happen”.
Ceni – Kurdish Women’s Office for Peace noted that they will keep on sending letters, faxes, e-mails and postcards with their demands for justice to the French prime minister, the Minister of the Interior and Minister of Justice until this crime has been solved and enlightened.
The Kurdish Women’s Office for Peace called on all democratic institutions, political parties and individuals; feminist groups and women’s rights defenders; internationalists, Kurdish women and the Kurdish people to participate in the campaign by sending, letters, faxes, e-mails and postcards (preferably in French) to the representatives of the French Government.