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PJAK on the attack in Fittja [Stockholm, Sweden]

PJAK’s statement regarding the attack against one of its party comrades.

To the public,
Saturday February 13 2016 there was a peaceful demo with police permit for peace in Kurdistan and release of the Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. One of the escort cars of the demo that was held on Saturday was subjected to an armed attack in Fittja, upon which our comrade Ghafor Mohammadi got gunshot wounds and had to be taken to hospital urgently with life threatening injuries.

We consider this terror attack a part of the Erdogan-regime’s violence-promoting politics, and a direct attack on the Kurdish liberation struggle. The Turkish State and Erdogan’s regime have recent months intensified their attacks on the Kurdish people. In northern Kurdistan Turkish military and police have besieged cities, killed and burnt hundreds of civilians as well as apprehended parliamentarians and human rights activists.

From that political background, we interpret this assault as a planned and coordinated attack, specifically targeted at the Kurdish liberation movement lead by the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK). Last week one of our political leaders and two other comrades were killed in a Turkish airstrike in southern Kurdistan, by all accounts coordinated with the Islamic regime in Iran.

Therefore this attack is extremely alarming for Kurdish liberation activists. It is also a mockery against the Swedish civil society, when Turkish terrorists commit heinous attacks on Swedish ground. Therefore we strongly condemn the terrorist activity that is practiced daily by Fascists in Turkey, and that now also have manifested in Sweden.

We call upon the Swedish justice system to speedily investigate the event. As Kurdish peace activists in Sweden our safety and security now to the highest degree depends on the Swedish State’s protection. We continue our struggle and will never let threats or harassment stop our struggle for freedom and democracy.

Swedish Committee of Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK)


[Translated by me from this source]

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