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Hunger Strike in Turkey’s Prisons Enters Day 141

An indefinite-alternating hunger strike was launched in Turkish prisons on November 27 to protest the incarceration of Kurdish guerrilla Abdullah Öcalan, who has been held in Imrali High Security F-Type Closed Prison for 22 years, and the increasing violations of rights in prisons. The massive hunger strike has been taken over by the 29th group on day 141.

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#Turkey: Leyla Güven, solidarity and liberation: Why the hunger strike is a women’s issue?

“Today, the policy of isolation against Mr Öcalan is imposed not only on him but — in his personage — on society as a whole. Isolation is a crime against humanity. I am starting an indefinite hunger strike to protest against Mr Öcalan’s isolation. I won’t be defending myself in court from now on. I will continue to protest until the judiciary has ended its illegal decisions and until this isolationist policy has ended. If necessary, I will lead this protest to the death.”

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Reportback: Demo in Solidarity with #Afrin & for the Freedom of #Öcalan in #Strasbourg

I went to many demonstrations in solidarity with Afrin in Germany, but yesterdays demonstration in Strasbourg, France was the first time I went to a demonstration in a city where Kurdish symbols and flags are not forbidden. That made a big difference.

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Freedom for Abdullah #Öcalan – Demonstration in #Strasbourg on February 17th

Today it’s 19 years ago that Abdullah Öcalan was arrested. Statement by the International Initiative “Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan – Peace in Kurdistan”: On the 19th anniversary of his abduction we demand: Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan. On February 17th there will be a transnational demonstration in Strasbourg, France.

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