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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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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

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7000 posters against the isolation

On April 25, activists in Germany launched a poster campaign to draw attention to the 7,000 prisoners on hunger strike demanding the end of the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan. The campaign launched by Tatort Kurdistan and the feminist movement ‘Gemeinsam Kämpfen' ('Let’s fight together’), is called # 7000 against isolation (# 7000gegenIsolation). Activists were asked… Continue reading 7000 posters against the isolation

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Leila Khaled visits Leyla Güven and MPs on hunger strike

Palestinian leftist leader and resistance icon Leila Khaled visited Leyla Güven on the 159th day of the latter's hunger strike against the isolation of imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. Khaled visited Güven at her home in Amed/Diyarbakir on Monday, 15 April. Leila Khaled also visited HDP MPs on hunger strikes Dersim Dag, Tayip Temel and… Continue reading Leila Khaled visits Leyla Güven and MPs on hunger strike

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NON UNA DI MENO: Once we’re together, we’re unstoppable

Right now in Turkey, the Erdogan fascist regime is specifically attacking women, oppressed genders and Kurdish people.The regime is attacking not only women, but also the political project in which women carry out the leading role. This project is known as democratic confederalism, mainly carried out by the Kurdish liberation movement. Leyla GÜVEN, member of… Continue reading NON UNA DI MENO: Once we’re together, we’re unstoppable