Hunger striker Bokani salutes internationalists of ‘Long March’

via ANF-News

Expressing that Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Öcalan is not only the leader of the Kurds and that Kurds are not just fighting for their rights, Bokani said that Öcalan has developed a vision that will serve the rights of all peoples.

Kardo Bokani is one of the 14 Kurdish activists on indefinite hunger strike in Strasbourg city of France for 58 days demanding an end to the isolation regime imposed on Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan.

Bokani, who communicated his message to internationalists partaking in the ‘Long March’ from Luxembourg to Strasbourg via Skype in English, began his speech by greeting the march of internationalists.

Expressing that Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Öcalan is not only the leader of the Kurds and that Kurds are not just fighting for their rights, Bokani said that Öcalan has developed a vision that will serve the rights of all peoples.

Bokani presented Öcalan’s democratic, ecological and women’s libertarian paradigm as an example.

Bokani reminded that in order to solve the Kurdish question, the Kurdish liberation movement has declared many ceasefires, and thus offered an opportunity to peace, but this has never been accepted by the Turkish state.

Adding that the hunger strikes led to some first results, namely the meeting granted to Mehmet Öcalan to visit Imrali and the release of Leyla Güven, Bokani said that this was not enough.

Bokani also stated that they would not give up the struggle until the hunger strike succeeds.

After Bokani’s speech, internationalists chanted slogans, like “Biji Serok Apo”.

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