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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

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Prisoners join hunger strike by the thousands

The hunger strike started by Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Co-chair Leyla Guven to demand an end to the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan continues in all prisons. On march 1 2019 thousands of political prisoners joined the indefinite hunger strike. In the Van High Security Closed Prison fro example 143 prisoners have… Continue reading Prisoners join hunger strike by the thousands

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Hunger strikes spread and get attacked by police

Diyarbakir MP Dersim Dag started an indefinite nonalternating hunger strike together with Bilal Ozgezer, Ismet Yildiz, Salih Canseven, Salih Tekin and Sevican Yasar on March 3. All hunger strikers except Dersim Dag were detained by the police, and returned to the HDP Diyarbakir offices after being released yesterday evening to continue their hunger strike there.… Continue reading Hunger strikes spread and get attacked by police

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Dersim Dağ MP and five HDP members go on hunger strike in Amed

Six HDP members, including Amed MP Dersim Dağ, has gone on hunger strike on March 3 2019, the 116th day of Leyla Güven fast. HDP press office said in a statement: “Today our MP Dersim Dağ and members Bilal Özgezer, İsmet Yıldız, Salih Canseven, Salih Tekin and Sevican Yaşar has gone on indefinite hunger strike… Continue reading Dersim Dağ MP and five HDP members go on hunger strike in Amed

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Police attacks marches for Leyla Guven on day 100

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) planned marches from 15 cities to be completed on the 100th day of Leyla Guven’s hunger strike in Amed to support the hunger strikers protesting the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan. One of the arms of the march was Hakkari, with the motto “Towards Leyla on Day 100… Continue reading Police attacks marches for Leyla Guven on day 100