Lawyers and Human Rights defenders take over vigil at Semalka border on day 13
Lawyers and members of the Human Rights Organization visited the tent protest at the Semalka border gate demanding the delivery of the bodies of 5 guerrillas who fell as martyrs in a KDP ambush.
The tent action organized by the Jazira Region Martyrs' Families Council at the Semalka border gate demands the delivery of the bodies of the guerrillas who fell as martyrs in the ambush of the KDP forces. The tent action has reached day 13.
Jazira District Lawyers Union and Northern and Eastern Syria Human Rights Organization, visited the tent demonstration and made a statement after observing a minute’s silence. Lawyer Xalid Omer read the statement on behalf of the Jazira District Lawyers Union.
The killing of 5 guerrillas and the capture of one guerrilla by the KDP, said the statement, “have to be considered as a continuation of the international conspiracy against the Kurdish people.”
The statement added: “When ISIS mercenaries attacked Shengal the KDP forces fled and the guerrillas defended the Yazidis and saved them from a new massacre. The whole world witnesses the resistance of the guerrilla. Guerrilla forces defend the rights, existence and identity of the Kurds in the four parts of Kurdistan.
The statement emphasized that the KDP has betrayed the whole of Kurdistan and added: "The Jazira District Lawyers Union condemns the KDP's attacks against the guerrillas and call for the bodies of the five martyrs to be handed over to their families. We also call on the KDP to get rid of the hegemony of the Turkish state.”
Evin Cuma, chair of the Northern and Eastern Syria Human Rights Organization said that the invading Turkish state used banned weapons, and added: “The invading Turkish state's use of banned weapons is a violation of human rights and international laws. The international community and all organizations must act urgently and without hesitation so that these dangerous violations do not increase.”
The Human Rights Association condemned the Bashur Kurdistan government's failure to deliver the bodies of martyrs to their families, and called on the United Nations to intervene immediately.
After the statements were read out, lawyers and executives of the Human Rights Organization joined the tent protest. Hesekê residents will hand over the vigil to the Jazira District Lawyers Union and the Northern and Eastern Syria Human Rights Organization.