3 Jan 2015

Kurds to march in Paris on 10 January on anniversay of murder of Sara, Rojbin and Leyla.

Kurds to march in Paris on 10 January
ANF - PARIS 01.01.2015

On the second anniversary of the murder in Paris of Kurdish women Sakine Cansız (Sara), Fidan Doğan (Rojbîn) and Leyla Şaylemez (Ronahî) on 9 January 2013, the Kurds are to hold a march under the slogan: “Your silence is due to your being an accessory”.

An organising committee established following a call by the Democratic Kurdish Council in France, has announced the activities which will take place on 9 and 10 January. The commemoration activities will include a “March for Truth and Justice” and events being organised under the heading: “France is remaining silent at these murders because of political interests.” French organisations are also involved in the organising committee. On 9 January families of those killed two years ago will leave wreaths outside the Democratic Kurdish Community Centre in Paris, and the families, lawyers and representatives of Kurdish organisations will march to the Kurdistan Information Office at 11:30, where a press conference will take place.

On 10 January the March for Truth and Justice will start from the Gare Du Nord at 10 am. And proceed to the Place de la Republique where a mass rally will take place. The Organising committee has issued a statement, condemning the fact those responsible for the murders have yet to be revealed despite nearly two years having passed. The statement continued, saying: “Last January a day after the first anniversary audio tapes emerged of conversations accused Ömer Güney had with MIT operatives. These tapes, which appeared after the dispute between Erdoğan and the Gülen movement, exposed a MIT murder plot in Paris.” The statement mentioned other documents that have emerged detailing the murder suspect’s journeys to Turkey and telephone conversations with the MIT. It also quoted Turkish President Erdoğan's words to the effect that the Gülen movement had carried out the murders. It noted that both in Turkey and France investigations are continuing.

'Turkish- French cooperation is obstructing the investigation’

The statement continued, recalling that French President François Hollande and Interior Minister Manuel Valls had said immediately after the murders that they would be resolved as soon as possible. It said Turkey had not sent the files requested by the French judicial authorities, and that France was avoiding speaking to Turkey because of political and economic interests. “The French government has not responded to the families’ requests for meetings, and the Justice Minister said in the Senate that to meet the families of the victims in an ongoing case could be used by the defence so was not correct,” the statement added. '10

'Let us meet in Paris'

The statement called on Kurds and their friends living in Europe to join the march in Paris on 10 January under the slogan: “Your silence is due to your being an accessory” to demand an end to the prevarication and delay that is obstructing the investigation.

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