Hunger strike in Strasbourg: Day 115

via ANF-News

The 14 Kurdish activists on hunger strike in Strasbourg have reached day 115 of their fast.

They have joined the hunger strike resistance led by HDP Hakkari deputy Leyla Guven demanding the end of isolation against Öcalan.

The hunger strikers are being visited by many citizens and politicians, artists and young people every day. Among the latest visitors was HDP deputy Feleknas Uca.

The hunger strike resistance of the 14 members of the Freedom for Öcalan Initiative was launched on 17 December 2018, with the slogan ‘Let’s break isolation, let’s destroy fascism’.

A solidarity hunger strike was also launched by activists of different groups and cities in front of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT), which is the institution that could do something to break isolation and yet remains silent.

Although the health condition of the activists is getting worse day after day, they 14 hunger strikers reiterate their determination in continuing the fast until isolation is lifted.

Visitors come from many cities of Europe

The hunger strikers are not alone, and every day dozens of visitors come to express their solidarity and support.

The 14 hunger strikers have said in various occasions how important these visits are for them and their morale, yet they are having difficulty in meeting with all the people coming because of their health condition.

Among the latest visitors were Kurds from the German cities of Osnabrück, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Freiburg as well as Kurds from Belgium. Workers of Yeni Özgür Politika Newspaper were also among those visiting the hunger strikers.

Feleknas Uca visited hunger strikers in Strasbourg

HDP deputy Feleknas Uca, who was in Strasbourg for the sessions of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), also visited the 14 activists. Uca was given a full report on the 14 activists’ health situation and could only met them for few minutes.


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