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Commemoration for Sakine, Fidan and Leyla in Gävle

Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez, who were murdered by the Turkish state on 9 January 2013 in Paris, were commemorated in Gävle, Sweden.

Swedish author Anna Jörgensdotter, who made a speech at the event organized by Gävle Rojava Committee, pointed out that the 3 Kurdish women, including PKK founder Sakine Cansız, were killed 7 years ago in Paris.” She reminded that Cansız was subjected to severe torture after being arrested by the Turkish state in 1979.”

Jörgensdotter added: “We should not forget that women’s struggle against patriarchal order and capitalism is an international struggle. We should not forget that women’s political engagement is as important as life and for this it is dangerous. For this reason, we must express our solidarity with the sisters who raise their voices against oppression and fascism.”

After the speech, activists watched the documentary ‘Sara’ aboy the life and struggle of Sakine Cansız.

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