Hundreds of people in Dêrik hold solidarity action in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike

Hundreds of people in Dêrik started a hunger strike in support of the freedom for Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan initiative and in support of political prisoners who went on hunger strike in prisons in Turkey and Kurdistan.

Hundreds of citizens from Dêrik went on hunger strike in order to support the action started by political prisoners in prisons in Turkey and North Kurdistan, to protest the absolute isolation imposed on Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and the lack of disclosure of his situation after the earthquake in Istanbul on 4 December.

The Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan initiative set up the tent where the hunger strike started in front of the Martyrs' Families Assembly building with the slogan "We salute the resistance in prisons. We will liberate our Leader with the spirit and values of the martyrs."

Dozens of citizens from the city center and villages, civil society organizations and council members, patriotic figures, citizens in the Koçerat region and members of the Dêrik Intellectuals Union joined in the hunger strike.

The participants expressed their support for the political prisoners in North Kurdistan and Turkey.

Political prisoners went on hunger strike on 27 November within the scope of the freedom movement launched worldwide under the name "Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan, political solution to the Kurdish question".

Condemning the isolation imposed on Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan, Dêrik People's Initiative member Mihemed Seîd promised that they will continue their actions until they achieve freedom for Öcalan.

Suad Mistefa, a member of the Council of Martyrs' Families and the mother of Martyr Hevrîn Xelef, expressed her support for the hunger strike and emphasized that they will follow the path of the martyrs until the end.

Kongra Star Dêrik Coordination executive member Şadiye Yûsif said: “The policies carried out against the oppressed people in the person of Leader Abdullah Öcalan cannot distract us from our struggle and resistance. "We promise that we will increase our level of struggle against these policies."

Dêrik Social Defense Forces (HPC) member Zeyneb Amed said: "We will not stop in any way and we will continue the hunger strike until the physical freedom of the Leader is ensured."

Dêrik Intellectuals Union member Kawa Îsmaîl read a poem about Leader Abdullah Öcalan's resistance in Imralı.

The solidarity hunger strike is expected to end today, Monday.

The Preparatory Committee said that all cities and districts in the province of Jazira will organize solidarity hunger strikes.