Demonstration for Öcalan in Sulaymaniyah

21 years ago Abdullah Öcalan was abducted and deported to Turkey. In Sulaymaniyah in South Kurdistan, youth organisations protested against the international secret service coup with a torchlight march.

In Sulaymaniyah city in South Kurdistan, a demonstration took place on Friday on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the international conspiracy that led to the capture and departure of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan from Kenya to Turkey. The protest march through the city centre was organised by the "Patriotic Youth Movement" and the "Movement of Revolutionary Young Women".

The participants carried torches and chanted slogans. Many of them were not even born at the time of the "international conspiracy" that led to the arrest of Öcalan. A statement in the name of demonstrators expressed the significance of the Kurdish leader who has been imprisoned on the prison island of Imrali for 21 years.

Remarking that the goal of crushing the liberation movement with the conspiracy had not been achieved, Beritan Zagros in the name of the youth movement vowed increased struggle.