Residents of the village of al-Jaroudiya staged a three-day hunger strike in solidarity with parliamentarian Leila Guven, who has been on hunger strike for 113 days in protest at the isolation imposed on Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.
Today, the members of the Dêrik District Council, Koçerat villages Council and Kongra Star in Dêrik have come to the village of al-Jaroudiya to show their solidarity with 26 hunger strikers.
After a minute of silence, many speeches were delivered on behalf of the participating delegations, stressing the continuation of the struggle and resistance against the practices of the Turkish state and the isolation imposed on the leader of the Kurdish people Abdullah Ocalan. The speeches delivered appealed of Laila Guven's resistance.
The strikers ended their activity by reading a statement on behalf of the strikers read by Gulistan Ahmed, one of the participants in the strike.
The statement included:
"With the beginning of the 21st century, colonial countries have not stopped their racist policies against the peoples of the Middle East: killing, destruction and displacement of peoples, but the leader Abdullah Ocalan's thought and philosophy illuminated the lives of the peoples of the region."
"The government of Justice and Development is trying by various means to eliminate the rights of the Kurdish people and peoples living in the region through the isolation imposed on the leader of the Kurdish people."
"The resistance of the fighter Laila Guven and her comrades who have gone on hunger strike is a response to Turkish barbarity, and we will continue our resistance and struggle until the hunger strikers' demands are met and the isolation on the leader of the Kurdish people is ended.".