PFLP Secretary General visited MPs on hunger strike in Amed

PFLP Secretary General Ahmed Saadet’s lawyer Mahmod Hassan paid a solidarity visit to the HDP MPs who are on a hunger strike in the HDP offices in Amed.

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Secretary General Ahmed Saadet’s lawyer Mahmod Hassan visited the 3 Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MPs who have been on a hunger strike since March 3, following his visit to Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Co-chair Leyla Guven who has been on a hunger strike for 171 days to break the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan.

Hasan was accompanied by Free Women’s Movement (TJA) activist Ayse Gokkan as he visited HDP MPs Dersim Dag, Tayip Temel and Murat Sarisac who continue their hunger strike in the HDP offices.

Hassan gave a speech there and said there are 5.000 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strikes: “Palestinian MP Ahmed Saadet, who is an activist for the Palestinian cause and a human rights defender, has been in prison for 4 years. We support the Kurdish people’s hunger strikes led by Leyla Guven. Our struggles are common. We believe this struggle will prevail.”

HDP MP Tayip Temel saluted the ongoing hunger strikes in Palestine and said: “Our struggle is common in several points. In Turkey, like in Palestine, MPs have been imprisoned unjustly for years. There are thousands of people in prisons who are on hunger strikes to end the isolation imposed upon Mr. Abdullah Ocalan. Their demands are legitimate, but the government ignores them. We believe that this struggle will result in victory and peoples will prevail.”