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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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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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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