Prisoners continue their protest demanding "Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan"

Prisoners continue to refuse to appear in court and to boycott phone calls and family visits, demanding "Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan and a solution to the Kurdish question."

Political prisoners continue the actions they started on 27 November 2023, demanding "Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan and a political solution to the Kurdish question". The prisoners, who took their alternating hunger strike actions to a new stage as of 4 April, decided to boycott the courts and not have phone calls or family visits. The protests in prisons have reached the 204th day.

The prisoners made the following statement on the 130th day of the hunger strike: "Our hunger strike action needed to evolve to a new stage. Therefore, as of 4 April, the birthday of our Leader (Öcalan), we decided to start boycotting hearings and refusing family visits and calls. As prisoners, we are faced with the Kurdish reality, which is one of racist, discriminatory and fascist features. We condemn this policy and decided to boycott the colonial courts, which do not even recognize their own laws when it comes to Kurds. We also decided not to use our weekly phone calls and family visits."