Statement by Arash Hampay about the release of Bahrooz Arash and Kozhin Hussein. Arash ended his hungerstrike. With the release of his brother Amit Hampay last week, todays release of Bahrooz Arash and Kozhin Hussein all demands of the hunger striker were fulfilled. A happy end after 40 days of protest.
Image by Arash Hampay Facebook page.
Originally published by Arash Hampay Facebook page.
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Statement by Arash Hampay, August 8, 2017
Victory and Freedom,
Victory and Freedom cannot be achieved without the will and persistence of the people.
Together we created a small campaign for freedom and justice. Our campaign was victorious. Our solidarity helped to release two vulnerable refugees who had sought refuge from the Greek State and the UN, but were ultimately denied this refuge and were instead incarcerated and tortured.
The people of Greece and Europe demonstrated their will and persistence throughout this campaign. They shouted at the states, the police authorities and the UN: declaring that the people of Europe welcome those from outside the EU. They said that they want the borders to be open. Their shouts were loud and clear. Do not assume that this victory lies only with the freedom of the three prisoners. This victory is of the European people and the people from all over this Earth. The heart of this victory is the people overcoming the state.
I congratulate the released refugees for having such good people around them who never left them alone for a single moment. I congratulate the people for having such great spririt and such strong will.
The hunger strike ended today. We were victorious. The struggle will always continue as long as injustice remains. Prisons still exist in our world and so do borders, which continue to separate people from each other.
Let us not give up the world for evil.
Let us fill this day with joy.
We have ended the hunger strike VICTORIOUS after 41 days.
Arash Hampay, Lesvos, Greece, August 8, 2017
Images by Arash Hampay Facebook page.
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