The hunger strike launched by political prisoners in Turkey to protest the isolation of Kurdistan Workers’ Party leader Abdullah Öcalan, and the ongoing rights violations in prisons, is on its 107th day. The 21st group of prisoners has now taken up the strike.
Meanwhile, the hunger strike which was launched on 18 December in the Makhmour camp in Iraqi Kurdistan to support the action continues on its 86th day, while another hunger strike continues in the Lavrio camp in Greece.
Strikes in 107 prisons
Prisoners in Turkey announced the beginning of the hunger strike on 27 November through the weekly phone calls they made with their families.
Prisoners on hunger strike have been subjected to mistreatment in several Turkish prisons, according to reports. Human rights organisations have drawn attention to the seriousness of the strikes, which are being held under pandemic conditions, and called on the authorities to resolve the issue. The strike has spread to more than 107 prisons in Turkey.