The hunger strike launched by political prisoners in Turkey to protest against the isolation of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan and the violations taking place in prisons is on its 123rd day.
On 27 November 2020 an indefinite rotating hunger strike was launched by the political prisoners of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) jailed in Turkey’s prisons to protest against the prison isolation conditions imposed on Abdullah Öcalan in İmralı Island F-type High Security Prison and the soaring violations of rights taking place in Turkey’s prisons.
Meanwhile, the hunger strike which was launched on 18 December in the Makhmour camp in Iraqi Kurdistan to support the action continues on it 102th day, while another hunger strike continues in the Lavrio camp in Greece for 85 days.
İsmail Şêxo from Noth and East Syria, whose son is among the hunger striking prisoners, talked to ANHA and shared his views about the sturggle of his jailed son.
Şêxo stated that his son Suleyman joined the Kurdish struggle as a fighter in 1999 after Abdullah Öcalan’s arrest.
“When we heard the news that Leader Öcalan was arrested,” Şêxo said referring to the arrest of Abdullah Öcalan, “my son joined the freedom struggle from Damascus. My son tells that he never regrets his decisions and that they will continue the struggle until Leader Apo is free.”
The father of the hunger striking prisoner shared his full support with his son’s struggle. “My son has always shown a strong stance and will. We have always been very proud with him,” he said.