Three more political prisoners go on indefinite hunger strike
In order to demand an end to the aggravated isolation of Abdullah Ocalan, three more political prisoners have launched an indefinite and non-alternating hunger strike in Antep. Also in Malatya prison, four prisoners have been on hunger strike for 25 days.
The increasingly growing hunger strike campaign led by the co-chair of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) and People’s Democratic Party (HDP) MP for Hakkari, Leyla Guven is aimed at the removal of the isolation imposed on Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan.
Since Güven’s announcement of going on an indefinite hunger strike during a trial on November 7, hundreds of political prisoners across Turkey and North Kurdistan followed her, demanding an end to the aggravated isolation of the Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan. More than 240 prisoners are currently continuing their fast.
In Antep prison, three political prisoners named Abdullah Kurt, Uğur Coşar ve Şaban Yener have initiated an indefinite and non-alternating hunger strike.
Abdullah Kurt’s mother, Nazife Kurt spoke to the ANF and stated that she yesterday had a phone call with her son who told her his participation in the indefinite hunger strike campaign to remove the end of isolation.
Hunger strike in Malatya on the 25th day
On the other hand, prisoners Mehmet Bilgin Uğuz, Mazlum Dinç, Şemsettin Aykaç and Sertaç Çelik in Malatya Prison have been on an indefinite and non-alternating hunger strike for 25 days demanding the removal of Ocalan’s isolation.