Prisoners' 'freedom' protest continues

  • 13:11 23 May 2024
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NEWS CENTER - The protest launched by prisoners demanding "freedom for Abdullah Öcalan" continues with a court boycott, phone and family visits.
Political prisoners continue their hunger strike, which started on November 27, 2023, demanding "the physical freedom of PKK Leader Abdullah Öcalan and a solution to the Kurdish issue". Taking their rotating hunger strike to a new stage as of April 4, the prisoners boycotted the courts and decided not to make phone calls and family visits.
On the 130th day of the hunger strike, the prisoners made the following statement: "Our hunger strike action has shown the need to evolve to a new stage as of April 4, the birthday of our Leader (Öcalan). As prisoners, our decision to boycott the colonialist courts, whose racist, discriminatory and fascist features are highly exposed and who do not even recognize their own laws when it comes to Kurdish reality, and our decision not to make weekly phone calls and family visits have been shaped as a result of this need. As of April 4, we want it to be known that we will continue our 'Freedom for Leader Apo, Democratic Solution to the Kurdish Question' move with boycotts of courts, family visits and phone calls with the slogan 'Living under the same conditions with our leadership'."