Our friend, internationalist revolutionary and guerilla fighter Michael Panser, Bager Nûjiyan (also Xelîl Vîyan) fell and became immortal on December 14, 2018 during a Turkish air strike on the Medya Defense Zones in South Kurdistan.
Our hearts are full of pain, our heads full of memories. Heval (Comrade) Bager was a friend who remains in our memories above all with his insatiable and euphoric search for truth. His search and curiosity for revolutionary liberation movements has taken him to many places around the world. His greatest passion was to share his experiences and ideas with other people, to discuss them and to find his companions.
In 2012 he travelled for the first time to Kurdistan, where his deep connection with the philosophy and revolutionary leadership of the PKK and Rêber (Leader) Apo began. However, he was driven by the idea of sharing his experiences and enthusiasm for the Kurdish liberation movement. He was convinced of the universal significance of the revolution in Mesopotamia for all freedom seekers, resisters and revolutionaries in the world. In a few years he managed to connect many people and movements with the liberation movement and to build bridges. In 2015 he himself returned to the revolutionary areas of Rojava to become part of the social change and also took his place in the defense of the Yezidi people in Shengal. In 2017, however, it led him back to the liberated mountains of Zarathustra in search of wisdom, true friendship, struggle and free life in the PKK.