Activists in Vienna protest isolation of Abdullah Öcalan
A march was held in Vienna against the isolation imposed on Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan.
A march was held in Vienna to protest the isolation imposed on Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan.
The march started at Christian-Broda-Platz (Westbahnhof) and continued until the center of FEY-KOM. Speeches were made on behalf of Tevgera Ciwanên Şoreşger and Avesta Women's Council.
The speakers said that Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan, the founder of the Kurdistan Freedom Movement, has been kept in aggravated isolation since the year he was kidnapped as the result of an international conspiracy in 1999 and handed over to the Turkish state. "No news has been heard from Öcalan for more than two years. Although the European Court of Human Rights repeatedly condemned the Imrali conditions as inhumane, Öcalan’s situation remained the same. The leadership's theories shape the social struggle for democracy and freedom not only in Kurdistan but throughout the Middle East."
The activists said: "Öcalan represents an alternative to capitalism which is in crisis worldwide. His freedom will pave the way for a peaceful solution to the Kurdish problem and the democratization of the Middle East."