Hunger strikes in prison reach 160th day

The hunger strike launched in Turkish prisons against the Imrali isolation has entered its 160th day. The hunger strike launched in Maxmur has been continuing for 139 days and in Greece for 122 days.

Political prisoners launched an indefinite-alternating hunger strike in Turkish prisons on November 27, in a bid to end the isolation against PKK Leader Abdullah Öcalan, who has been held in İmralı High Security F Type Closed Prison for 22 years, and to protest the increasing violations of rights in prisons. The action is on its 160th day and is carried out by the 32nd group of prisoners.

While the hunger strike resistance continues prisoners are being subjected to all kinds of violations.

Prisoners' mother: My son has been in a Turkish jail for 28 years 

Fatma Diwêko, the mother of political prisoner Kamiran Bekir Reşid, said that her son has been in prison for 28 years and has been deported to various jails many times.
Kamiran Bekir Reşid is from the village of Hac Xelil  in Raco, in Turkey-occupied Afrin.

Kamiran Bekir Reşi, who was arrested in Turkey in 1993, is currently staying in Bolu F Type High Security Prison.
Fatima Diwêko said that her son has taken part to the hunger strike and added that "this action was launched to end the Turkish government's violations against the prisoners and the severe isolation imposed on Leader Abdullah Öcalan."


On December 18, a hunger strike was launched in the Maxmur Camp in the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq. The action, which is led by women, has been carried out in the Maxmur Martyr Families Association for 139 days.


The indefinite-alternating hunger strike action launched in Greece's Lavrio Camp has been continuing for 122 days. The hunger strike in the camp is led by the Revolutionary Youth Movement (TCŞ-Tevgera Ciwanên Şoreşger), the Kurdish Women's Movement in Europe (Tevgera Jinên Kurdistan a Ewropa) and Navenda Çanda Kurdistan (Kurdish Cultural Center).