Action in Stockholm demanding freedom for Öcalan

Kurds in Stockholm have taken action to demand freedom for Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan in the square in front of the Swedish Parliament.

The Stockholm Democratic Kurdish Community Center and the Sara Women's Union, promoted the action which was joined by Kurds, who gathered at Mynttorget Square in front of the Swedish Parliament.

In a press statement in Swedish the activists recalled that Öcalan is held in solitary confinement in the maximum security prison-island of Imrali since 1999 and pointed out his decisive role in ensuring a lasting peace in.

Demanding the release of all political prisoners, activists said: " Öcalan’s freedom will pave the way to democratization in Turkey and peace in Kurdistan."

Speaking to ANF, Kurdish politician Senanik Önen said that Öcalan’s freedom is important not only for the freedom of Kurdistan but for the whole Middle East. Önen also called all Kurds in Europe to join the actions to be organised.

Önen added that on 9 and 10 July there would be a tent action demanding freedom for Abdullah Öcalan. The tent will be put up from 2 to 4.30 pm in front of parliament building.