Leyla Güven arrested!

Statement of the TJK-E

To the press and public

The co-chair of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) and MP Leyla Güven was illegally arrested in Turkey. She received a prison sentence of 22 years and 6 months the result of a hostile regime and a politically acting judiciary.

Leyla Güven is a person who has dedicated her life to democracy and stands against oppression. Neither Leyla Güven nor women nor Kurds will give up the struggle.

On the contrary, our anger is greater than ever! With this decision, the judicial authorities have once again shown that they are acting in the interests of the dictator.

This hostile decision is not only against Leyla Güven, not only against the DTK, but also against all women, Kurds and all democratic circles in the country. With this decision, the fascist AKP-MHP regime has once again committed a crime in front of the eyes of the whole world.

It’s time to say STOP to dictator Erdogan. If not today, then when?

As Kurdish women’s movement in Europe, we do not recognize this illegal, hostile punishment.

We will continue our struggle until the real criminal, Erdogan, is brought to justice. We call on everyone to be the voice of Leyla Güven! Leyla Güven is our honor!

Kurdish Women’s Movement in Europe TJK-E


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