Political prisoner ends his life to protest Öcalan's isolation
More prisoners are ending their life to protest the isolation imposed on Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan.
PKK prisoner Siraç Yüksek jailed in Osmaniye Prison carried out an action of self-sacrifice and ended his life to protest against the isolation imposed on Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan.
Yüksek’s body has been taken to the Forensic Medicine Institute and is expected to be received by his family and lawyers.
Lawyers will reportedly go to Osmaniye Prison to learn the details about Yüksek’s action.
Since the launch of hunger strike actions demanding the end of isolation against Abdullah Öcalan, seven people, six of them being political prisoners, have ended their lives to protest the isolation.
Zülküf Gezen ended his life on March 17 to protest the isolation in Tekirdağ Prison where he was jailed.
Uğur Şakar, who had set himself on fire in Krefeld, Germany on February 20 to protest the isolation, lost his life on March 22 in the hospital he was being treated in.
Ayten Beçet jailed in Gebze Women’s Closed Prison, carried out a sacrifice action in protest at the isolation and lost her life on March 23.
Zehra Sağlam jailed in Oltu T Type Closed Prison in Erzurum province, ended her life to protest the isolation of Öcalan on March 24.
Medya Çınar jailed in Mardin E Type Closed Prison carried out an action of self-sacrifice and claimed her life on March 25.
Yonca Akici in Şakran Women's Closed Prison attempted to end her life to protest isolation against Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan on March 29. She had been on hunger strike since 1 March and eventually lost her life at hospital on April 1.
Bodies of the martyred prisoners were all withheld by the Turkish regime and buried in silence without the participation of relatives and people, while only a few family members were allowed attendance.