Guven hears sounds of protest in front of prison
HDP MP imprisoned by the Turkish regime Leyla Guven said she could hear the sounds of the protest held in front of the prison to support her hunger strike of 65 days.
Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Co-chair and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Hakkari MP Leyla Guven has been on an indefinite and non-alternate hunger strike for 65 days demanding an end to the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Ocalan. Guven’s hunger strike has reached a critical phase and her health continues to deteriorate.
Guven’s daughter Sabiha Temizkan spoke with her on the phone and said Leyla Guven was able to go to the phone booth with help from Diyarbakir Type E Prison personnel.
According to Temizkan, Guven was not given the Friday issue of the Yeni Yasam newspaper which had articles on her.
Guven also said she heard the sounds of the protest held in front of the prison on Thursday to show her solidarity and sent her love.
Temizkan posted the following tweets after her phone call with Leyla Guven:
“I spoke on the phone with my mother. She said she was able to go to the phone booth with help from prison personnel. Today’s Yeni Yasam newspaper (@yeniyasamgazete) was not given to her, because of the #LeylaGuven articles in it! She sends her love to the people protesting in front of the prison, she said she heard your voices. #LeylaGüven65gün (“#LeylaGuven65days”)”
On Thursday, a large group including HDP MPs had been attacked by the police as they attempted to march in front of the prison. Despite the obstacles, the HDP group marched to the prison and held a press statement, during which they were attacked by the police again.