Municipality of Rignano Flaminio confers honorary citizenship on Abdullah Öcalan

The Municipality of Rignano Flaminio, which had previously conferred honorary citizenship on Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan, held a ceremony to present the award to the Kurdish Committee.

The Municipality of Rignano Flaminio (Rome) in Italy conferred Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan the Honorary Citizenship.

The municipality had previously approved the honorary citizenship award, but could not hold a ceremony due to the pandemic conditions. An official ceremony was held in the town hall to present the award.

Mayor Fabio di Lorenzi presented the award to the Kurdish Committee.

In his speech, the mayor said that he was proud to present honorary citizenship to the man leading the legitimate struggle of the Kurdish people and the man who developed the Democratic Confederal System paradigm.

“Abdullah Öcalan's paradigm is very important for the solution to the Kurdish problem and the development of democracy in the Middle East and Turkey in general. Turkey still attacks the Kurdish people and continues to keep their leader in prison. This is absolutely unacceptable. Western countries need to act as soon as possible to find a political solution to this problem.”

The representative of the Kurdish Committee thanked the people of Rignano Flaminio in the person of the Mayor and his council and asked the municipality to support the demand for the release of the Kurdish people's leader.