German artist Kilpper: Isolation imposed on Öcalan is "a crime against humanity"
German artist Thomas Kilpper, a professor at Bergen, one of Norway's leading universities, said isolation imposed by the Turkish state on Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan on Imrali Island is "a crime against humanity".
Thomas Kilpper, one of the well-known names of the modern art world in Germany thanks to his installation art and drawings, evaluated the aggravated isolation imposed by the Turkish state on Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan in Imrali to ANF.
Kilpper, who is also a professor at Bergen, one of the leading universities in Norway and lectures on art, said that "the war policy of the Turkish state in the north of Syria and in the Kurdish regions has reached terrible dimensions."
Klipper reminded that the PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan is kept under isolation for more than 20 years and added: "This situation is a clear indication that violate human rights and not just in Turkey.” Emphasizing that isolation is a psychological torture and a crime against humanity, artist Kilpper called for it to be lifted.
Kilpper also criticized the AKP-MHP government's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention and said: "This is a terrible step for me and, in my opinion, another indicator of the Erdogan government's disregard for human rights."
Thomas Kilpper also denounced the discrimination against refugees and migrants, and drew attention to the violations of rights committed by European states. Kilpper expressed his wish as an artist as follows: "I wish for the end of all forms of state violence and hope instead for a world in which universal human rights prevail."