Human Shield activists denounce KDP intervention: We won’t remain silent
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) forces have halted young activists who attempted to go to the Qandil region as human shields against the invasion attacks of the Turkish army. The activists have condemned the KDP intervention.
The Patriotic Youth Movement of Kurdistan and the Combatant Young Women’s Movement attempted to go to Qandil as human shields against the invasion attacks of the Turkish state ongoing since April 23.
Numerous local people from southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) also supported the young activists who set out in the morning hours.
The activists were stopped at the last checkpoint in Sengeser. Despite all attempts, they were not allowed to pass.
The activists have expressed their reaction in a press release at the Sengeser checkpoint. Speaking on behalf of the activists, Karwan Kelari said that; "We wanted to go to Qandil as human shields against the Turkish state's occupation. However, Asayish (local security forces) did not allow us. We condemn the attitude of the Asayish. We will not remain silent in the face of the invasion and attacks of the Turkish state.”
Kelari called on the youth of Kurdistan and the Kurdish diaspora to join the "Fight for Freedom".
The Peace Delegation of the international Defend Kurdistan Initiative also gave a message of support to the young activists during the press release.