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Rojava in solidarity with the mothers of hunger strikers

https://youtu.be/coSKPD1mzTo Women took to the streets in Qamishlo (Rojava/Northern Syria) to protest the Turkish state's attacks against prisoners’ mothers. Expressing their support for the hunger strikers' actions to break the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan, the women said that their struggle will continue. Members of a variety of women's organizations such as the Yazidi Women's Assembly… Continue reading Rojava in solidarity with the mothers of hunger strikers

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Mothers of hunger strikers hold sit-in at Turkish parliament

The mothers of the Kurdish hunger strikers in prison have been engaging in a variety of direct actions in order to break the silence around their children on hunger strike to break the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan. Yesterday, the mothers staged a sit-in at the Turkish parliament. Refusing to leave the room, they asked to… Continue reading Mothers of hunger strikers hold sit-in at Turkish parliament

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Kurdish mothers of hunger strikers resist despite attacks

The families of the hunger strikers have engaged in a variety of activities to raise awareness of the situation of the prisoners, such as protests, rallies, sit-ins, press statements, and hunger strikes. They have stepped up their actions since a group of prisoners announced to go on death fast last week. This week, a demonstration… Continue reading Kurdish mothers of hunger strikers resist despite attacks

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Hunger striking prisoners put in solitary confinement

Human Rights Association (IHD) Istanbul Chapter Executive Council Member and Lawyers for Freedom (OHD) Istanbul Chapter Prisons Commission Member Lawyer Firat Vural spoke to the Firat News Agency (ANF). We hear that as hunger strikes continue in prisons, rights violations have increased. Could you share the information the IHD has on this issue? In the… Continue reading Hunger striking prisoners put in solitary confinement

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Nora Cortiñas: “Let’s raise our voice for the resistance of Kurdish women”

On May 16, Nora Cortiñas of the founding members of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo during the launch of the book that recalls her biography, dedicated, in a full room in a symbolic place of the workers' struggle “Bauen” in Buenos Aires, a long speech to the historical resistance of the Kurdish people and… Continue reading Nora Cortiñas: “Let’s raise our voice for the resistance of Kurdish women”

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Civil disobedience to break Amnesty International’s silence

A group of Kurdish demonstrators started a civil disobedience action on April 24, 2019 at the Amnesty International office in London to protest against the aggravated isolation imposed on Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan. While six activists continue the hunger strike action they commenced on the day, several people are supporting them in and out… Continue reading Civil disobedience to break Amnesty International’s silence

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Zehra Dogan paints Leyla Güven with daughter Sabiha Temizkan

The award-winning Kurdish artist and former political prisoner Zehra Dogan has painted another artwork depicting Leyla Güven on hunger strike, alongside her daughter Sabiha Temizkan. Dogan, who has been criminalized and punished for her artistic expression of the Turkish state's war crimes, has consistently used art to refuse the silence imposed on the people in… Continue reading Zehra Dogan paints Leyla Güven with daughter Sabiha Temizkan