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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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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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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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Leyla Güven calls to an end of sacrifice actions: Revolutionaries should not die so easily

I left behind a season of resistance. Resistance continues and grows more and more. Although I took the first step, the breakthrough was the prison resistance. Our demand has spread all over the world. Now everyone knows that the Kurdish people do not accept a life in isolation. Our first priority is to keep our… Continue reading Leyla Güven calls to an end of sacrifice actions: Revolutionaries should not die so easily

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4 people have ended their lives in protest against isolation and silence

Since the launch of hunger strike actions demanding the end of isolation against Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish people, four people have lost their life, three of them being prisoners. On March 24, political prisoner Zehra Sağlam jailed in Oltu T Type Closed Prison in Erzurum province, has ended her life to protest the isolation… Continue reading 4 people have ended their lives in protest against isolation and silence