As the international campaign for Abdullah Öcalan’s freedom continues, a campaign message was published in the Canadian National Post newspaper.
Kurdish people and international associations launched the campaign around the world to end Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan’s isolation in İmrali prison.
Öcalan has been imprisoned in Turkey since 15 February 1999. His right to meet with lawyers and family members has been suspended and all other forms of communication have been restricted. However, Turkish authorities ignore the decisions and reports published by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT), despite Turkey’s membership of the Council of Europe.
The British Kurdish People’s Assembly has rallied international support for the “Freedom for Öcalan” campaign. They have vowed to continue until Öcalan is free.