The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey launches a new campaign to promote prisoner’s rights and to demand the Turkish authorities end the isolation of Abdullah Ocalan and violations of rights in prisons.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) released a statement following their party assembly meeting. The HDP statement also included the following statements regarding the isolation imposed upon the Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan and the ongoing hunger strikes in Turkish prisons launched by Kurdish political prisoners 48 days ago: “The hunger strikers demand that the isolation imposed upon Mister Abdullah Öcalan and the violations of human rights in prisons are ended. We take it as our immediate task for our party to build widespread public awareness and support in order to give a voice to the legitimate demands of the unlimited-rotating hunger strikes launched in all prisons in Turkey. “
Regarding the new campaign to demand the ending of political isolation, the HDP’s declares, “Our party today launches a campaign to end the isolation and violations of rights in prisons. For our party, the central task and work of the new period will be based upon this campaign. Our campaign will be organised with the support of broad sections of society and a wide range of political movements, who seek justice, rule of law and freedom.”