Posters portraying German guerrilla fighter Michael Panser have been displayed in Hamburg since Monday. The internationalist from Potsdam was martyred in a Turkish air attack in the mountains of Kurdistan two years ago.
Two years after his death in the mountains of Kurdistan, memorial posters for Michael Panser have been put up in Hamburg. The internationalist guerrilla fighter, whom many people also knew as Xelîl Vîyan and Bager Nûjîyan, was killed in a Turkish airstrike on the Medya Defense Zones in Southern Kurdistan, Northern Iraq on December 14, 2018.
"You always fight the hardest battle against yourself" and "Do not accept the existing state of affairs" were among Michael Panser's basic principles, which can be read on the posters with his image. The pictures were put up by friends of the guerrilla fighter at the Centro Sociale in the Schanzenviertel and on Hafenstraße.
Michael Panser was born in Potsdam in 1988 and joined the Kurdish liberation movement as a "truth seeker" in 2017. Before that, he spent around two years in Rojava and Shengal (Sinjar). The PKK describes him as a "symbol of the struggle for freedom".