Re­ac­tions might rise to sup­port Garmiyani’s case

The Kurdish Globe - - FRONT PAGE - By Salih Wal­ad­bagi

A protest is ex­pected to be launched in front of the Kalar Court, ex­press­ing strong con­cern about the re­cent de­vel­op­ment in the case of the mur­der of the jour­nal­ist, Kawa Garmiyani.

Garmiyani’s brother, Kar­wan Ahmed, said that his fam­ily would not give up the case un­til the court would is­sue a “fair de­ci­sion” about it.

A protest is ex­pected to be launched in front of the Kalar Court, ex­press­ing strong con­cern about the re­cent de­vel­op­ment in the case of the mur­der of the jour­nal­ist, Kawa Garmiyani.

Garmiyani’s brother, Kar­wan Ahmed, said that his fam­ily would not give up the case un­til the court would is­sue a “fair de­ci­sion” about it.

“There are ef­forts to de- rail the case,” he stated, adding that his fam­ily con­sulted with le­gal ex­perts and they en­sured them the cur­rent ev­i­dences are enough to im­prison the sus­pects un­til the in­ves­ti­ga­tions would end.

There are indi­ca­tions that the case would be closed or de­railed like the mur­der of two jour­nal­ists, So­rani Mama Hama and Sar­dasht Os­man. Ahmed said that the case would never be closed in the mind of the peo­ple.

“We know that the peo­ple are aware and they have in­for­ma­tion about the case. We are happy that the peo­ple judge it fairly be­cause we all know that the courts are un­der the in­flu­ence of the pow­er­ful po­lit­i­cal par­ties.”

He fur­ther added that his fam­ily along with the civil so­ci­ety ac­tivists and jour­nal­ists would strive to ex- tend the civil ac­tiv­i­ties in or­der to in­crease pres­sure on the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Kur­dis­tan (KRG) and the rel­e­vant par­ties.

He also de­clared that the court is­sued an un­fair or­der and re­leased two ma­jor sus­pects who were im­pris­oned by the po­lice forces in charges of the mur­der of Garmiyani.

The court is­sued an or­der to re­lease Mah­moud San­gawi, a se­nior of­fi­cial of the Pa­tri­otic Union of Kur­dis­tan, and Zakho Ahmed who were ar­rested in charge of the case.

It is ex­pected that a wave of con­cerns and civil protests rise fol­low­ing the or­der. How­ever, the Pres­i­dency of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion strongly con­demned the mur­der of Garmiyani but no one has been charged as crim­i­nal.

Garmiyani was killed out­side of his house when his mother was wit­nessed the in­ci­dent. He was killed fol­low­ing he posted a sta­tus on his Face­book page say­ing that he would re­veal the names of those of­fi­cials who were in­volved in cor­rup­tion in the area. Soon af­ter the sta­tus he was shot dead.

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