South African politician Ebrahim demands freedom for Öcalan
African National Congress former deputy minister of foreign affairs, Ebrahim Ebrahim sent a video message to the sit-in in Strasbourg demanding freedom for Öcalan. The action ended three days before because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The sit-in action, which started on 12 October in Strasbourg demanding Freedom for Öcalan, ended on Thursday due to the quarantine applied across the country in the attempt to spread to the Covid-19 infection.
The Kurdish youth movement has been demonstrating in front of the Council of Europe for almost two weeks but had to cut the action short because of the worsening in the spread of the coronavirus.
In the last week of the action, South African ANC (African National Congress) former deputy minister of foreign affairs, Ebrahim Ebrahim sent a video message.
Ebrahim called on Turkey to "immediately release Abdullah Öcalan and all political prisoners in Turkey."
Ebrahim reminded that Ocalan had sought asylum in South Africa in 1998 and added that "President Nelson Mandela had granted him asylum, but unfortunately Öcalan was captured in Kenya."