Political Prisoners: Hunger strike against isolation
Three-day hunger strike to protest against the isolation regime imposed on Kurdish People’s Leader, Abdullah Öcalan, and to demand the release of ill prisoners.
Writing on behalf of the PKK and PAJK prisoners in Turkey jails, Deniz Kaya said that prisoners will go on a three-day hunger strike to protest against the isolation regime imposed on Kurdish People’s Leader, Abdullah Öcalan, as well as to demand the release of ill prisoners and their medical treatment.
The statement by Deniz Kaya said:
"While raising our struggle for the achievement of a great and meaningful life, it must be known that we have not stopped at any moment to resist the attacks of fascism.
We stand against any kind of reactionary obstacles to our confidence in truth and freedom”.
The statement added: “It is time for those who are in favour of truth and freedom to show courage and say ‘the King is naked’.
Erdogan government is constantly resorting to violence and repression to legitimate itself. For this reason, all democratic intellectuals must break this silence. It should be known that our leader in Imralı has an attitude, despite the heavy isolation he is kept under”.
The statement continued: “We, 10 thousand PKK and PAJK prisoners will never accept the isolation imposed on our leader”.
The statement also pointed out the worsening of conditions in prisons and recalled the situation, in recent months, of Nihat Baymiş, Celal Şeker, Selahattin Aytek and Koçer Özdal: “They lost their lives - said the statement - because their health problems were serious and they had not been treated properly”.
Three-days hunger strike
The statement ended by declaring that all prisoners will go on a three-day hunger strike, beginning 12 September.
“We call - said the statement - on all our people and humanity to raise their voice against the fascist regime developed by the Turkish state. We once again remember all our comrades who lost their lives and we declare that we will raise the scale of struggle to honour their memories”.