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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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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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French politicians sent solidarity message to Leyla Güven

Val-de-Marne 10. District MP Mathilde Panot, member of Communist Party of France (PCF) National Council and Vitry-sur-Seine Municipal Council Fabienne Lefebvre and Left Party member Danielle Simonet joined the Kurdish women in this year’s demonstration to mark March 8 International Women’s Day in Paris. Carrying photos of HDP MP Leyla Güven who is on day… Continue reading French politicians sent solidarity message to Leyla Güven