We Defend Life vigil in Basel enters fifth day

Speaking at the We Defend Life vigil in Basel, Hasan Sevim, the representative of the Prisoners' Voice Platform, said that they will launch a campaign for prisoners.

The We Defend Life vigil, launched by the European Democratic Power Union (ADGB) in Basel, Switzerland, on 3 January to draw attention to the torture practices against prisoners in Turkish prisons, has entered its 5th and last day.

The activists gathered at Claraplatz since Monday, repeated the call for sensitivity against the persecution of the Turkish state directed at prisoners.

Speaking on behalf of the Prisoners' Voice Platform (TSP), Hasan Sevim said: “Turkish state fascism is implementing its dirty policies on prisoners, ignoring human rights. All revolutionary, socialist and patriotic organisations should support the revolutionary determination in prisons, and fight for the release of seriously ill prisoners being left to die by hindering their treatment.”

Sevim also informed that the TSP will launch a campaign for political prisoners in the coming days.