Paris killings: Families file charges for the investigation to be reopened
Families of Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez murdered in Paris have filed charges for the investigation that was closed after the suspect died under suspicious circumstances to be reopened.
Families of the three revolutionary women murdered in Paris have filed charges for the investigation that was closed after the suspect died under suspicious circumstances to be reopened.
With the filed charges, the families are expecting to ensure the identification and trial the people who ordered the executions. These charges are filed against the co-conspirators of the executions.
On January 9, 2013, PKK founding member Sakine Cansız, KNK Paris representative Fidan Doğan and Kurdish youth movement member Leyla Şaylemez were executed with three bullets to their heads in Paris.
Suspect Ömer Güney had died in prison a few weeks before the trial started, on December 17, 2016.
The trial was planned to start on January 23 in Paris Criminal Court, but the case was closed after Güney suddenly died under suspicious circumstances.
Although Ömer Güney was the only suspect in remand, the investigation had established that the Turkish intelligence service MİT did play a part in the executions.
The casefile had not identified the person who gave the order but all leads pointed to Ankara.
Though there is still a risk that the legal grounds for the case may be removed, lawyer Antoine Comte pointed out another thing.
Antoine Comte spoke to the AFP and stated that the verdict to stop the case only applied to the suspect.
Comte pointed out that the indictment on Ömer Güney didn’t maka a statement on the accomplices or people who gave the order regarding lack of jurisdiction.
The lawyer said the following:
“Ömer Güney was merely a hitman for the very real attempt by the Turkish intelligence service to execute Kurdish militants in Europe. Political murders being committed and overlooked can not be accepted in France.”