Three Kurdish female activists shot dead in Paris

Three Kurdish women were found dead with gunshot wounds inside the Kurdish Institute of Paris, early Thursday. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the French capital to demand a speedy inquiry into the triple murders.

One of the women has been identified as 32-year-old Fidan Dogan, who worked in the institute’s information centre, according to the institute’s director, Leon Edart.

The three were last seen midday on Wednesday at the centre, which was found locked by late afternoon, according to Edart.

A Kurdish news website in France identified the other two victims as Sakine Cansiz, a member of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Leyla Soylemez, a young activist.