Residents of Maxmur on day 48 of vigil against the isolation of Öcalan

Residents of Maxmur Refugee Camp in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) vow to remain in action until the physical freedom of Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan is ensured.

The vigil launched in the Martyr Rustem Cudi Refugee Camp (Maxmur) to protest the aggravated isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan continued on its 48th day.

In a speech during the takeover of today’s vigil, Mela Eli Spêrtî said: “Öcalan has been putting up an outstanding struggle in the Imrali prison for 24 years. Through isolation, they seek to prevent the spread of Öcalan's ideas and thoughts. We believe that Öcalan will be physically freed and the occupation system will collapse. We condemn once again the isolation imposed on Öcalan. We urge religious people all over the world to raise their voices against isolation.”