YBŞ/YJŞ pay tribute to Mam Zeki in Shengal

“Mam Zeki was targeted because he represented all peoples and humanity. We are Mam Zeki’s students.”

The Turkish state last year carried out an assassination with fighter jets on August 15, the 4th anniversary of the massacre the ISIS gangs had carried out in Shengal’s Kocho village. Yazidi Society Coordination and KCK Executive Council member Zeki Şengali – Mam (Uncle) Zeki of the Yazidis- was targeted in the attack and lost his life.

Fighters of the Shengal Resistance Units (YBŞ) and Shengal Women’s Units (YJŞ) organised a glorious ceremony in Shengal today to pay tribute to Kurdish-Yazidi politician. Hundreds of fighters and family members of Mam Zeki were present at the ceremony.

Following a minute’s silence in memory of all martyrs, Mazlum Şengali spoke in the name of YBŞ/YJŞ Command.

Remembering Mam Zeki and victims of the Til Ezêr, Sîba Şêx Xidir and Kocho massacres, Mazlum Şengali stressed that Mam Zeki was targeted because he represented all peoples and humanity.

Şengali said the following; “As YBŞ/YJŞ, we fight to make sure that the Yazidi community, peoples of the region, all cultures and faith groups lead a free life on Iraqi lands. We are defense force of peoples and fight for a federal Iraq and an autonomous Shengal. We defend not only Shengal but entire Iraq. We can undertake this responsibility when needed, we are ready for that.”

Mazlum Şengalî continued; “We are the students of Mam Zeki. The primary duty we have undertaken is to fight, like Mam Zeki did, for a democratic nation and co-existence of all cultures and faiths.”

Pointing to Mam Zeki’s efforts for the unity of the Yazidi society, Şengali called on all Yazidis to gather under one roof by leaving aside personal interests that harm the people.”