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Leyla Güven ends hunger strike after 200 days

On 26 May 2019, the historic hunger strike resistance, started by Leyla Güven against the isolation of Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Öcalan, has come to an end. Leyla Güven, who initiated the hunger strike resistance on 7 November 2018, issued a statement marking the end of the hunger strikes, on the 200th day of her… Continue reading Leyla Güven ends hunger strike after 200 days

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Mogherini: Steps should be taken for Leyla Guven

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini responded to Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson’s letter about Leyla Guven. Esteemed colleague, I would like to thank you for your letter about Leyla Guven, who is on a hunger strike due to her concerns about Abdullah Ocalan’s conditions in prison.… Continue reading Mogherini: Steps should be taken for Leyla Guven

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Danielle Simonnet asked Leyla Güven to be granted Honorary Citizenship by the City of Paris

Danielle Simonnet, a member of the Paris Metropolitan Municipality, asked Paris Council to grant HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven the Honorary Citizenship. Simonnet, spokesperson for the umbrella party France Insoumise, the most important left-wing movement in France, who is also the General Coordinator of the Left Party, talked about the resistance carried out by Leyla… Continue reading Danielle Simonnet asked Leyla Güven to be granted Honorary Citizenship by the City of Paris

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Swedish FM Margot Wallström: elected representatives should be in the parliament

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström responded to written inquiries submitted by Left Party MP and Foreign Policy Spokesperson Hakan Svennelig and Left Party MP Amineh Kakabaveh about the imprisoned HDP MPs and hunger strikes, stating that elected politicians should be allowed to fulfill their democratic duties in the parliament. Wallström said the Swedish government is… Continue reading Swedish FM Margot Wallström: elected representatives should be in the parliament

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Swedish MP Kakabaveh supports Leyla Guven and political prisoners on hunger strike

Swedish Left Party MP Amineh Kakabaveh said she supports the demands of Leyla Guven, who has been on a hunger strike for 83 days. Kakabaveh demanded the release of Ocalan and all political prisoners. Kakabaveh issued a video message and said she supports the struggle of hunger strikers in prisons for democracy and human rights… Continue reading Swedish MP Kakabaveh supports Leyla Guven and political prisoners on hunger strike

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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… Continue reading Two city councillors in Sweden send support for Leyla

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Leyla Güven will continue her hunger strike until the isolation ends

HDP Co-chair Pervin Buldan visited Hakkari MP Leyla Guven who was released from the Diyarbakir Prison in her home where she continues her hunger strike. Buldan spoke to the press after the meeting and said Leyla Guven said she will continue her hunger strike.  “SHE IS STRONG, HER MORALE IS HIGH” Buldan said the following:… Continue reading Leyla Güven will continue her hunger strike until the isolation ends