17 organisations in Germany issued their support for the “Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan for a just peace in Turkey” campaign launched by KHRAG and COSATU in South Africa.
The Kurdish Human Rights Action Group (KHRAG) and Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) issued a joint statement in January that they have launched a “Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan for a just peace in Turkey” campaign.
The campaign seeks to encourage the United Nations (UN) to make moves to ensure the freedom of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan in order to promote peace in Turkey.
KHRAG and COSATU appealed in an open letter addressed to the UN Secretary General António Guterres to the UN’s Committee Against Torture (CAT) to urgently act against the prison isolation conditions in place on Imralı Island in Turkey, taking into consideration the results of the report prepared by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) for the Council of Europe after a visit to Imrali Island in August 2020.
17 organisations based in Germany joined the ongoing campaign.
The organisations are listed as follows:
Red Aid, Feminist Party of Germany Green youth, the youth organisation of the Green Party, in North Rhine-Westphalia and Hamburg, Seebrücke-Berlin, Women defend Rojava, Let’s Fight Together-Feminist campaign for self-determination and democratic autonomy, Campaign for victims of racist police violence, Rheinmetall Entwaffnen Campaign, Rojava-Solibündnis-Leipzig, Antifa Lüneburg Unzen, Make Rojava Green Again, KOMintern, Antifascist action-Lüneburg/Uelzen, Migrantifa-Berlin, ATTAC-Dortmund and ATTAC-Hamburg (Association for the taxation of financial transactions in the interest of citizens).