PEACE IN KURDISTAN

PIK Honours the Memory of Sakine, Fidan and Leyla

Peace in Kurdistan stands in solidarity with all our Kurdish friends and supporters who are commemorating the 11th anniversary of the terrible assassinations of Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez.

These three women represented some of the best examples of Kurdish female activism that has ever been produced by the Kurdish movement led by Abdullah Ocalan. Since their brutal deaths they have become role models for Kurds everywhere and they live on as inspiration for future generations.

The precise circumstances that led up to their targeted triple assassination still need to be fully investigated and the truth of what happened on that fateful night in Paris needs to come out.

PIK honours the memory of these three exceptional Kurdish women by redoubling the efforts to achieve the peace and freedom that became their life’s work.

Sakine, Fidan and Leyla gave their lives for the liberation of their people and nation, and they will never be forgotten.

 

Peace in Kurdistan

Campaign for a political solution of the Kurdish Question

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https://www.peaceinkurdistancampaign.com 

Patrons: John Austin; Mike Arnott, President STUC; Baroness Blower of Starch Green, former GS NUT; Prof Bill Bowring; Mickey Brady, MP for Mid Ulster; Julie Christie; Noam Chomsky; Jeremy Corbyn MP;  Maggie Cook, UNISON women activist; Prof Mary Davis; Lord Dholakia; Simon Dubbins, UNITE International Director;  Dr Radha D’Souza, writer;  Desmond Fernandes; Lindsey German, Convenor STWC; Melanie Gingell; Christopher Gingell; Prof Dr. Michael Gunter, Secretary-General, EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC); Rahila Gupta author, journalist; Chris Hazzard Sinn Fein MP; Nick Hildyard, policy advisor;  Dafydd Iwan, Former President Plaid Cymru; George Katsiaficas, Greek-American historian and author; James Kelman, novelist; Baroness Helena Kennedy KC;  Jean Lambert, former MEP; Dr Les Levidow, Open University; Gawain Little, GFTU General Secretary; Elfyn Llwyd; John McDonnell MP; Mike Mansfield KC; David Morgan, journalist; Conor Murphy, Sinn Fein MLA; Dr Thomas Jeffrey Miley; Dr. Jessica Ayesha Northey; Kate Osamor MP; Margaret Owen OBE; Ali Gul Ozbek, Former Councillor and Mayor of Haringey; Gareth Peirce; Dr Felix Padel, anthropologist;  Maxine Peake, actor; Dr Thomas Phillips, Liverpool John Moores University; Father Joe Ryan; Dr Thomas Schmidt, ELDH Europe; Bert Schouwenburg, International Trade Union Adviser; Roza Salih, Scottish politician; Tony Simpson, Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation; Stephen Smellie, PIK Trade Union Liaison Officer; Jonathan Steele, journalist; Chris Stephens SNP MP; Gianni Tognoni, General Secretary Permanent People’s Tribunal; Dr Federico Venturini, Associate Researcher, University of Udine, Italy; Dr Tom Wakefor; Dr Derek Wall; Julie Ward, former MEP; Frances Webber, former Vice-Chair of IRR and barrister; Kariane Westrheim, Chair, EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC); Hywel Williams MP.