Strasbourg hunger strikers: Our action will go on
“We will not be content with the crumbs of freedom. Our resistance will continue until the isolation on Leader Apo is lifted. We call on our people to deepen the resistance.”
Members of the Freedom for Öcalan Initiative who are on hunger strike in Strasbourg for 28 days issued a written statement.
“We had a need to re-explain to the public the news published last night about the meeting between Leader Apo and his brother, Mehmet Öcalan, in Imralı”, said the statement.
“The news has been the source of morale for our people. Once again we have seen that as the resistance deepens, the probability of getting results increases. However, the main aim of our resistance is the absolute lifting of the isolation and the freedom of Leader Apo.”
The statement continued: “Despite a visit with Leader Apo having been granted, the reality is that he is still under total isolation. As a matter of fact, in 2016, the AKP fascism enabled a similar meeting in an attempt to prevent the resistance. Now, with a similar move, it has put into effect such a special method of warfare to deflect the direction of the resistance and to break the will of our people. This visit can only play a role for us, that of increasing our motivation for action.”
The statement also said: “Because we know that the Kurdish people's resistance culture created by our movement is the source of every achievements reached so far, we also know that any achievement can only be reached through resistance.”
The members of the Freedom for Öcalan Initiative on hunger strike in Strasbourg ended their statement by saying: “We will not be content with the crumbs of freedom. Our resistance will continue until the isolation on Leader Apo is lifted. We call on our people to deepen the resistance.”