The “Vigil for freedom” launched 9 years ago demanding freedom for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan continues in Strasbourg.
A group of young Kurdish activists from Paris declared that they will continue the weekly “Vigil for freedom” in Strasbourg now in it’s 451st week.
Abbas Uce, Özgür Aslan, Tansu Tek and Roni Yurtsever took over the 451st Strasbourg vigil to continue the protest for the rest of the week.
“By taking the Kurdish people’s leader hostage, they take all the Kurdish people hostage. Kurdish youth will continue their struggle until Abdullah Öcalan is set free,” said Özgür Aslan.”We call on the Kurds all around the world to take to the streets for the upcoming anniversary of the February 15, 1999.”
The vigil, the longest action of the Kurdish community in Europe, begins everyday in Strasbourg on 08:30am until 05.00pm.
The Strasbourg vigil launched on June 25, 2012 in Strasbourg to demand the physical freedom of Abdullah Öcalan has continued for nine years with the support of the Kurdish community living in Europe and the international friends of the Kurdish freedom struggle.
The vigil has been trying to give voice the demand for freedom for Abdullah for nine years for the relevant international authorities in European Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe, the European Parliament and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) to hear and take action against Turkey’s policy of complete isolation upon Abdullah Öcalan.