PKK And PAJK Detainees Start Hunger Strike Campaign
Thousands of PKK and PKJK detainees in Turkish prisons on Wednesday (September 12th) launched a hunger strike to demand the lifting of the isolation imposed on Kurdish leader Ocalan and the release of sick prisoners.
Last week, Deniz Kaya issued a statement on behalf of the PKK and the Kurdistan Women’s Freedom Party (PAJK) in which he announced that the detainees would start a hunger strike from September 12 for three days in protest against the harsh isolation imposed on Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan And to demand the release of detainees suffering from life-threatening chronic diseases.
“Kurdistan Workers’ and Kurdish Women’s Detainees insist on continuing the struggle against all reactionary practices that hinder the process of liberation. There is no doubt that the fruit of this struggle will be a number of detainees, but the history of our struggle proves that despite everything we insist on continuing the struggle and never surrender to fascism. This fascism, which attempts, through attempts at repression and arrest, to break the will of the people, but we confirm that as the resistance of 14 July succeeded in thwarting fascist schemes, we will also continue our resistance for the freedom and victory of our people in the footsteps of the militants of July 14”