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.Continue reading Hunger Strike in Turkey’s Prisons Enters Day 141
“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.”Continue reading #Turkey: Leyla Güven, solidarity and liberation: Why the hunger strike is a women’s issue?
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.
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.