Leyla Güven: 175 days on hunger strike

HDP Hakkari MP and DTK co-chair Leyla Güven has reached day 175 of her hunger strike.

Today, Workers' Day, has a particular meaning as thousands of prisoners and dozens of activists around the world are on hunger strike demanding the end of isolation against Abdullah Öcalan, who is imprisoned in İmralı Prison.

In the latest development in this long hunger strike reistance, the decision taken by 15 prisoners to turn their action into death fast since yesterday, Tuesday 30 April.

As for HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven, she went on hunger strike on 8 November 2018 effectively launching the resistance. She was then held illegally in prison, despite having been elected in parliament.