National Swiss Women’s Strike Coordination expressed solidarity with Leyla Güven.
National Swiss Women’s Strike Coordination issued a statement expressing their solidarity with DTK co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven, who have been on a hunger strike for 77 days, demanding the removal of isolation imposed on Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan.
‘Accept Leyla’s demand’
“We support the struggle and the demands of Leyla Güven”, said the statement, reminding that the MP has been detained illegally despite being an elected representative.
Leyla Güven has been on hunger strike for 77 days and has been joined by hundreds of people who are fasting throughout Europe, Kurdistan, Turkey and even Canada.
“We ask the government to accept the demands of Güven and her friends.The isolation on Öcalan should be removed as soon as possible.”
‘We want freedom to achieve peace’
Isolation is a crime against humanity, the statement said, adding: “Öcalan means peace for the Middle East, and he is now under heavy isolation. Isolation must be lifted to achieve peace.”
The National Swiss Women’s Strike Coordination ended its statement by saying: “Leyla became a symbol of peace, we women are Leyla’s voice, we want freedom to achieve peace.”