The Academy of JINEOLOJI issued a written statement regarding the martyrdom of its member, Nagihan Akarsal, this morning in Sulaymaniyah.
The statement reads:
“Nagihan Akarsal, member of the Academy of JINEOLOJI and member of the editorial board of JINEOLOJI magazine, was martyred this morning at 9:30 in Sulaymaniyah as a result of an armed attack. We strongly condemn this political crime of the fascist and hegemonic forces against the women who resisted in the whole world. We call on the KRG to expedite the prosecution of this murder, which is a continuation of the previous brutal murders of Yasin Bulut, Muhammad Zaki Shalabi and Sohail Khurshid. If these crimes are not made clear, the cooperation and betrayal of the KRG will remain in the rising tide of the women's revolution.
During the most difficult years of women’s revolution in Western Kurdistan, especially in Afrin, with boundless hard work, with great courage and determination, through women’s education, she worked hard and made great efforts for the revolution of women’s color and vitality. She touched the hearts of the women of Şengal who were subjected to severe violence by ISIS/ Daesh, and conducted field research to shed light on their sociology and history in this field.
Nagihan Akarsal worked for years against the fascism that brutally murdered Gina Amini and for the intellectual and scientific creativity of the wave of women's revolution that was raised in the world with the slogan of women, life, freedom, we declare that we will avenge our comrade Nagihan from the intellectual darkness of fascism and patriarchy, and we call on all revolutionary women, democrats, libertarian women, academics and scientists to condemn this political assassination under the slogan of women, life, freedom, and raise the level of the struggle for freedom and against occupation, slavery, oppression and the mental darkness of fascism. We, as Shahnaz Ibrahim and Kafiya Suleiman, call on all the women of Southern Kurdistan to pressure the KRG in order to clarify this political assassination and to prosecute the perpetrators.”