March in Athens demands 'Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan'

A march was staged in Athens, the capital of Greece, demanding the physical freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan.

Actions denouncing the aggravated isolation of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan, who has been kept in İmralı Prison under severe incommunicado conditions and from whom no news has been received for over 3 years, continue in Kurdistan and all over the world.

Following the call of the Kurdistan Democratic Cultural Centre, Kurds and their friends gathered at Akademia Square and marched to the Turkish Consulate on Thursday in protest at the unlawful detention conditions of the Kurdish leader.

During the march where banners and pennants with a giant photo of Abdullah Öcalan and PKK flags were unfurled, slogans such as "Bijî Serok Apo" [Long Live Leader Öcalan] and "Bijî Berxwedana Zindanan" [Long Live the Prison Resistance] were frequently chanted.

Journalist İsmet Akkurt and Welat Adar from RiseUp4Rojava Athens Initiative made speeches in which they called for action to ensure immediate access to Öcalan and his physical freedom.