The international campaign “End the isolation, time to ensure freedom” continues with protests in Switzerland.
Whilst the hunger strikes against the isolation of the PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party) leader Abdullah Öcalan reaches to 61st day, a sit-in vigil has been launched in front of the United Nations’s (UN) office in Geneva to draw attention to the demands of the hunger strikes.
Kurdish activists and their international friends in Geneva issued a press statement in front of the UN’s Office. “Isolation in İmrali has to be lifted and the demands of the prisoners have to be met immediately,” said the protestors.
Activists in Geneva declared that from this first vigil on, they will continue to hold vigils in front of the United Nations’s (UN) office in Geneva three days a week.
“We have to be the voice of the hunger striking prisoners,” said Salih Sağlam, the Democratic Society Coordination of Kurdistan (CDK) Geneva Co-Chair and called on international supporters of freedom to raise solidarity.
He drew attention to the attacks against Rojava and the isolation imposed on Imralı Island Prison.
“The Rojava revolution has been achieved by Öcalan’s paradigm, but they are against it, they are against the freedom of Kurds,” said Ali Şimşek, CDK Switzerland Co-Chair. “We, the people of Kurdistan, will be on the streets and continue our struggle against tyranny until the demands of prisoners are met and our leader is free.”