Group from Bremen takes over Freedom for Öcalan Vigil on its 474th week

The Freedom for Öcalan Vigil was taken over by a new group from Bremen on its 474th week.

The Freedom for Öcalan Vigil, which was launched on 25 June 2012, in Strasbourg, demanding the physical freedom of Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan and to end the isolation imposed on him, continues on its 474th week.

The new group from Bremen is composed of Halil Riha, Abdullah Qamışlo and Lütfi Kanireş.

Speaking to ANF on behalf of the group, Halil Riha said that the Rojava Revolution, which has entered its 9th year, is the revolution of the peoples, and paid tribute to the thousands who became immortal in Rojava, especially the July martyrs.

Pointing out that the isolation of Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan is an isolation against the entire Kurdish people, Halil Riha said: "The enemy wants to destroy the Kurdish achievements and will be completely destroyed by cutting off communication between our leader and our people."

Noting that the Turkish state's invasion of Afrin, Girê Spî and Serêkaniyê, as well as the invasion attempt of South Kurdistan, was carried out in parallel with the deepening of isolation, Halil Riha underlined that the Kurdish people repeated that the solution to the Kurdish problem is not war.

"Our leadership is the key to the solution to the Kurdish problem," said Halil Riha, adding that they are trying to explain this also through this long vigil in front of the European institutions.

Halil Riha said that "our struggle will continue until our Leadership and Kurdistan are liberated," and called on European states not to be partners in the Turkish state's crimes against the Kurdish people.