Maxmur hunger strikers: Let’s free our leader

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Hunger strikers in Maxmur saluted co-chair of the DTK and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven as well as activists in Strasbourg.

The indefinite alternate hunger strike in Maxmur camp demanding the removal of the isolation imposed on Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan reached day 16.

Hadi Pusat from the hunger strike preparation committee in Maxmur spoke to ANF about the action.

Pusat said: “The hunger strike here in Maxmur is now been carried out by the 6th group of activists.”

Pusat underlined that the aim of this action is the removal of the isolation regime imposed on Öcalan and added: “We salute co-chair of the DTK and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven as well as activists in Strasbourg.”

Pusat, who also commended all prisoners on hunger strike, summed up expectations for the new year: “We expect the liberation of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan. We wished New Year to Leader Apo, resisting people in prison and all Kurds.”

Egîd Üren, a university student who is taking part to the hunger strike in Maxmur, said: “Our struggle for the freedom of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan will continue.”

Emphasizing that the struggle will increase in the new year, Üren said: “As young people and students in Maxmur camp, we will continue our work on the basis of the ideology of Önder Apo in the new year. The struggle of the Kurdish people continues. The most concrete example of this is the Rojava revolution. The Kurdish people can now govern themselves.”

Gurbet İşlek, a teacher taking part in the hunger strike, called the Kurdish people and said: “We welcome the hunger strike activists in Strasbourg, Hewlêr and Sulaymaniyah. We haven’t heard from Leader Apo for 3 years. Leader Apo is not allowed to contact his lawyers and his family. The CPT must do its duty here. We call on the Kurdish people to take action and remind the CPT of its responsibility. Our hope for the new year is the freedom of the Leader Apo.”

 

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