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Emergency call by the Kurdish people

segunda-feira 29 de outubro de 2012, por ,

To international public opinion call for awareness to the indefinite hunger strikes in Turkey.

The AKP Government’s ongoing pressures such as the arrest operationsagainst Kurds and democrats have created a deep political trauma. It is clear that,these operations amount to a political massacre. Kurdish politicians including MPs,mayors and members of city councils, journalists, trade unionists and many otheractivists from NGOs, have been imprisoned. So, the majority of them are on hungerstrike since 12 September 2012. The hunger strike started in 7 prisons with 63people. 50 of them are men and 13 of them are women. So, the number of strikersis rapidly rising. More than 600 detainees and prisoners have decided to take part inthe indefinite and irreversible hunger strikes.

Strikers started to the action to achieve the following demands;
1- Education in mother tongue, defence in trials,
2- Respect for the Kurdish people’s democratic rights,
3- Freedom for the leader of the Kurdish People, Mr. Abdullah Öcalan.

As from 14 October totally 324 detainees and prisoners are on the hungerstrike without B1 vitamin. 283 of them are men and 41 of them are women. It is anurgent issue because the strikers’ health situation is rapidly worsening.

The AKP government did not make any statement about hunger strike for 37days. Despite this insensitivity the prisoners have declared that, as from Monday 15thOctober, all prisoners have started to the indefinite and irreversible hunger strike.We expect awareness and solidarity from international public opinion about thisurgent matter.

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Photo: Hunger strike by Kurdish inmates pressures Turkish govt./ World Bulletin