Freedom for Öcalan Vigil taken over by activists from Rennes

The Freedom for Öcalan Vigil held in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg has reached week 395.

The 4 Kurdish activists from the Normandy region who took over the Vigil last week were replaced by three activists from Rennes, France, on what is the 2760th day of action.

Salih Hoca, Şexmus Amed and Erhan Aktay will be joined by other activists during the week.

Salih Hoca made a statement on behalf of the group, protesting the attitude of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) towards the Turkish state regarding the isolation of Öcalan.

Salih Hoca criticised the CPT for its failure to take a clear attitude towards the isolation of Öcalan who has not been able to see his lawyers since 2011, except for a few occasions. 

Launched on 25 June 2012 in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the Freedom for Öcalan Vigil will continue until Öcalan is liberated.

The action has been going on for almost 8 years, and continues with new groups of activists taking it over every week.