Young Kurdish women organised a civil disobedience action against the isolation imposed on Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan, who has been in solitary confinement in Turkey since 1999.
They hung a poster bearing the slogan “We say no to isolation” from the roof of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg and demanded to meet with the officials to discuss the plight of Kurds. Other protestors also supported them at the entrance of the ECHR and later the French police attacked the protestors and detained two of them.
Protests against Turkey’s latest offensive against the PKK in the Iraqi Kurdistan region
were also held in the city of Michurinsk in Russia and Marseille in France.