SAKINE CANSIZ, FIDAN DOGAN & LEYLA SÖYLEMEZ BRUTALLY MURDERED IN PARIS
January 10, 2013 – AFP – PARIS,— Three Kurdish women were found killed with a gunshot to the head early Thursday inside the Kurdish Institute of Paris (Institut Kurde de Paris), a police source told AFP. The bodies of the women were found shortly before 2:00 am (0100 GMT) inside the building in the 10th arrondissement of the French capital.
“The scene leads one to think of an execution, but the investigation will determine the exact circumstances,” the source said. Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Söylemez were shot in their heads and discovered dead in Rue Lafayette avenue at 2 a.m. in the Thursday morning. The three Kurd woman believed to have links with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, Turkish Today Zaman reported. One of the women was 32-year-old Fidan Dogan who worked in the institute’s information center, according to its director, Leon Edart.
The identities of the other two women, who were reportedly Kurdish activists but did not work at the Institute, were not immediately available. The three were last seen mid-day on Wednesday at the center, which was found locked by late afternoon, according to Edart.