Kurdish activists from Oldenburg take over Freedom for Öcalan Vigil

A group of Kurdish activists from Oldenburg took over the vigil that has been going on for 12 years to demand the freedom of Abdullah Öcalan.

The Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Initiative continues to carry out the "Freedom for Öcalan Vigil" in the city of Strasbourg. The action was launched on 25 June 2012, in order to demand the physical freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and to end the isolation.

The vigil is carried out by patriots from Kurdistan who come from different countries of Europe every week. In the 608th week, Dadaş Kutucu, Delil Xinis, Hediye Xelîl and Sarya Zerdeşt, who came from the German city of Oldenburg, took over the vigil.

Stating that they condemn the Kurds' 'Black Day' (Roja Reş) and all forces involved in the international conspiracy that, 25 years ago, led to the abduction of the Kurdish people’s leader, group spokesman Dadaş Kutucu said: "Our leader went to Europe for the Kurdish people and for the solution of the Kurdish question. Unfortunately, the conspiracy states handed over our Leader to the occupying Turkish state. Our leader has been in prison for 25 years. Neither his family has heard from him, nor has he been allowed to meet with his lawyers for 3 years. As Kurdish people, we want our Leader's voice to reach us. Unfortunately, the occupying state draws a black curtain over the walls of Imrali to sever its ties with the Kurdish people and prevent its voice from reaching. We call out to all conspiratorial forces: none of you have the power to prevent us from having contact with the Leader. His ideas and thoughts are in our hearts and minds. All oppressed humanity, all patriots are waiting for his ideas and thoughts. The leadership has opened a new page in history. All our people flocked to Cologne, on 17 February, and opened a new page in history. We know that the Kurdish people support their Leader. To support the leadership means to stand by humanity, to protect the Kurdish thought, culture and language."