Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Vigil in Strasbourg marks its 570th week

Three Kurdish patriots from Paris took over the vigil in Strasbourg, France carried out for the freedom of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan.

The Freedom Vigil launched by the Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Initiative on June 25, 2012 in Strasbourg to demand the physical freedom of Kurdish leader Öcalan and to end the absolute isolation imposed on him continues.

Taşdemir Anlı, İsmail Coşkun Kıncal and Civan Akpolat from Paris took over the vigil in its 570th week.

In a statement, the new group noted that no news had been received from the Kurdish leader for over two years and emphasized that they would "always be here" for the freedom of Öcalan.

The activists said that the recent attacks against Maxmur and Shengal aimed to destroy all Kurdish achievements. They added: “But we will not give up. We will continue to fight back as long as we live and until our leader is free.”