Official Statement

Two city councillors in Sweden send support for Leyla

“Together, we must pressure Sweden to ensure Turkey respects human rights, through the UN and the EU. You must do it too!”

Ida Legenmark, Chairperson of the Left Party Group from Borås City Council, and Jin Hajo, member of the Gävle City Council, sent a message of solidarity for Leyla Guven and prisoners who are on hunger strike demanding an end to the isolation imposed upon Ocalan. Ida Legenmark said Turkey has been pressuring the Left Party’s sister from HDP and that many HDP elected officials are under arrest.
Legenmark said Leyla Guven is one of the politicians imprisoned by Turkey and has been on a hunger strike for weeks to protest against human rights violations. The Councillor added: “I support Leyla’s struggle to ensure human rights and the opportunity to freely engage in democratic efforts”. And: “Together, we must pressure Sweden to ensure Turkey respects human rights, through the UN and the EU. You must do it too!”.
While Jin Hajo, from Gävle City Council, said that she supports Leyla Guven’s fight for human rights, justice and democracy and added: “We must all support Leyla Guven and those who fight for democracy”.

Here the links to their solidarity statements:
http://anfabone.com/30.01.2019_%C4%B0sve%C3%A7%20Sol%20Parti-Ida%20Legenmark_1.mp4
http://anfabone.com/30.01.2019_G%C3%A4vle%20Belediye%20Meclis%20%C3%9Cyesi%20Jin_1.mp4