Young people from Solothurn take over Freedom for Öcalan Vigil in Strasbourg

Young people from Solothurn took over the Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Vigil in Strasbourg.

The Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Vigil was launched on 25 June 2012 in Strasbourg, with the aim of ensuring the physical freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and breaking the absolute isolation imposed on him. The vigil continues in its 560th week and has been taken over by young people from Solothurn, Switzerland.

The group includes Sercan Kılıç, Serhat Çelik, Yetiş Binici and Baran Demir.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Sercan Kılıç said: “We want our Leader to be released. That's why we've been keeping this vigil here for 11 years. We are young people from Solothurn. It is the youth who will liberate the leadership. We will continue to stand guard until our leader is released. Our aim is to liberate our Leader and the Kurdish people who are under oppression. There is persecution in four parts of Kurdistan today. The Turkish state uses chemical weapons. The international community does not hear our demands. As young people, we will continue our struggle until our Leader is freed and our people regain their freedom.