Freedom for Öcalan Initiative stages protest outside the Council of Europe

A new group of activists has taken over the protest launched by the Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Initiative under the motto “Freedom Will Prevail; Act for Öcalan” in Strasburg. The activists marched to the headquarters of the Council of Europe.

Members of the Kurdish Women's Movement in Europe (TJK-E) who have taken over the protest that started on December 1 in Strasbourg, France, have marched from Republique Square to the headquarters of the Council of Europe on Monday.

The activists carried a banner that read “Kurdish leader Öcalan has been held in prison for 23 years. There has been no news from him.”

Expressing their concerns about the aggravated isolation of Öcalan, the women staged a sit-in protest outside the Council of Europe, and later moved the tent of protest.


The action which demands an end to the aggravated isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan is continuing alternately as part of the “Dem Dema Azadiyê” [Time for Freedom] campaign.

Kurdish politicians, women's and youth organizations, institutions in solidarity with the Kurds, members and representatives of the Democratic Kurdish Community Centres in Europe are participating in the action which will be concluded on December 17.