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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

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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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Plaza de Mayo mother from Argentina visits Leyla Guven in Amed

Nora Cortiñas from Argentina’s Mothers of Plaza de Mayo visited DTK Co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Guven who has been on a hunger strike since November 7, 2018 to protest the aggravated isolation imposed upon Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Ocalan and demand Öcalan’s health, safety and freedom. Nora Cortiñas said she is in solidarity… Continue reading Plaza de Mayo mother from Argentina visits Leyla Guven in Amed

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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