Young members of Tevgera Ciwanên Soresger take over Freedom for Öcalan Vigil in Strasbourg

This week, young members of Tevgera Ciwanên Soresger from the Netherlands, took over the Freedom for Öcalan Vigil, which has been carried out in groups by thousands of Kurds and their friends for 9 years.

The Freedom for Öcalan Vigil, launched by the Abdullah Öcalan Freedom Initiative in Strasboourg, on 25 June 2012 to demand freedom for the Kurdish people's leader and the end of the isolation imposed on him, has entered its 492th week.

Young activists from Tevgera Ciwanên Soreşger in the Netherlands, took over the action this week.

The group is made up of Michael Müller, Çekdar Kerboran and Dirêj Avaşîn.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Michael Müller pointed out that the paradigm of the PKK and Kurdish people's leader Öcalan is not only for the Kurds, but is an international struggle. "The recipe for the liberation of the oppressed is Democratic Confederalism," Müller said, adding that "international forces thought they could eliminate the struggle of the oppressed through the conspiracy they carried out against leader Apo [Öcalan], the architect and leader of this struggle."

Lets increase the resistance

Müller underlined that Abdullah Öcalan showed great resistance against the International Conspiracy and added: "Our duty is to ensure his freedom by increasing this resistance."

Müller said that the Freedom Vigil in front of the European institutions, pointed the finger to those who have been partners in the conspiracy. "The European countries should respect their own laws and should remove the PKK from the terrorist list. They owe that much to the Kurdish people.”

Müller called on the Council of Europe and the CPT to fulfil their duties.