British Human Rights Lawyer Owen: Support the hunger strikers

British international human rights lawyer Margaret Owen OBE has started a 5-day hunger strike in the Democratic Kurdish Community Centre in London.

Owen began her fast on Tuesday to express solidarity with Kurdish hunger activists on hunger strike demanding the end of the isolation imposed on Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan.

A press conference was organised to present the action.

Here is a link to the video of the press conference

The press conference was attended by Ali Poyraz, Nahide Zengin and Mehmet Sait Yılmaz who have been on an indefinite hunger strike in Kurdish Community Centre since March 14, and 15 activists who have been on an alternating hunger strike.

Irish priest Joe Ryan, British artist Maxine Peake, author Rahila Gupta, academic Thomas Jeffrey Miley and unionist Stephen Smiley also attended the event.