HDP Council Member Yagiz on day 53 of hunger strike in Hewler

HDP Council Member Nasir Yagiz has been on a hunger strike in Hewler for 53 days and his health continues to deteriorate.

HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) Council Member Nasir Yagiz has been on a hunger strike to protest the aggravated isolation imposed upon Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Ocalan and to demand his security, safety and freedom in Hewler, Southern Kurdistan for 53 days, and his health continues to deteriorate.

Alongside Yagiz’s indefinite and non-alternate hunger strike, alternating groups continue their hunger strikes as visitors continue to pour in.

The hunger strike was visited by Southern Kurdistan’s politicians and artists, and continues with great resolve despite Yagiz’s worsening health.

On the 46th day of the hunger strike, January 5, Nasır Yagiz spoke to the ANF and said he will continue his protest until results are achieved: “It is possible to push back fascism if forces of democracy form a union at the base. Hunger strikes in this sense have a historic mission and an opportunity. As long as they are supported by the public, and fed with other methods of struggle. The Imrali regime is an inhumane regime with an international component. International powers are collaborators of this regime. İmralı is ran under a renegade barbarism outside of universal legal norms. Imrali is the arena where the free human will battle barbarism. The resistance of the age manifests through Ocalan. All who say they are human should support this resistance and break this isolation.”

Yagiz had said people must stand against fascism with the motto, “You can't darken our sun” and added: “We will continue our demonstrations until the isolation against our Leader is gone. Protests will continue, even until death. We can sacrifice our lives. All the peoples of Kurdistan should act in this awareness.”