Group from Geneva takes over Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Vigil

The Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Vigil, carried out in front of the European institutions in Strasbourg, has been taken over by a delegation of Kurds from Geneva.

The Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Vigil has been carried out by Kurdish activists since 25 June 2012 in Strasbourg. The action demands freedom for Abdullah Öcalan in the square in front of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe.

Groups from all over Europe take over the vigil every week. In the 501st week, the vigil was taken over by Kurdish activists from Geneva. The group consists of Salih Sağlam, Cemal Altunsoy, Erdal Taş and Devrim Uzunboylu.

On behalf of the group, Salih Sağlam paid tribute to the SDF, YPG and YPJ fighters who died in the fight against the ISIS attack on Sina prison.

Sağlam said that the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan is a crime against the Kurdish people and humanity and criticized the European institutions for their silence. A silence that made them accomplices of the Turkish state.

Sağlam called on the Kurds living in Europe to support the action and declared: "We will win!"