'If hunger strikes' demands are not met, strike to extend to all parts of world'

The Co-chair of the Human Rights Association in al-Jazeera region, Mohammed Baqi Hassen, called on humanitarian organizations to shoulder their responsibilities towards the demands of the hunger strikers. He also held the Turkish state and humanitarian organizations the responsibility for the lives of the strikers.

Thousands of detainees and activists continue to strike in Kurdistan, Turkey and Europe to protest against the isolation imposed on the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. Ocalan met his lawyers on May 2, but Kurdistan Communities Union said in written statement that the isolation on Ocalan had not been finished yet.

The Co-chair of the Human Rights Association in al-Jazeera region, Mohammed Baqi Hassen, talked to Hawar news (ANHA) on this subject and called on Human Rights Organizations to shoulder their responsibilities towards hunger strikers' demands.

'Hunger strike is a form of peaceful resistance'

Hassen said at the start of his speech that the practices of the Turkish state with regard to the imposition of the isolation exceeded all the charters, and called for the immediate lifting of the isolation on Ocalan, also added, "All the detainees have the right to meet with their parents and lawyers and this right is guaranteed by the law, but the Turkish state has been preventing the leader Ocalan from meeting his lawyers or his family since three years in a now. This act by the Turkish state contravenes all international laws on the rights of detainees, and thousands of people have entered a hunger strike to protest isolation."

"The hunger strikers have reached critical health conditions. Thousands are taking part in the strike, but unfortunately, international forces, institutions and Human Rights Organizations remain silent on this situation. All forces and institutions must take their duty and revolt for the isolation imposed on Ocalan. The strike will continue as long as isolation continues, we see daily that the numbers of hunger strikers are increasing, and if the strikers' demands are not met, the strike will spread to all parts of the world."

The Turkish state and Human Rights Organizations bear responsibility for the lives of hunger strikers

Hassen said, "The Turkish state as well as the International Human Rights Organizations are responsible for the life of hunger strikers. Every day, popular activities are organized to support hunger strikers, and in particular, the families of the detainees go out into the fields every day. Unfortunately, the Turkish state brutally attack the people, where old mothers are arrested and tortured, and there is no law in the world that allows committing such brutal practices."

Every person has the right to go out to the street, demand their rights and express their opinion, but Turkey violates human rights. Everyone who tells the truth is arrested. Now there is a great danger to the lives of hunger strikers, especially those who have declared a strike to death. The Turkish state as well as the International Human Rights Organizations bear responsibility for the lives of the strikers."

Mohamed Baqi Hassen appealed to International Human Rights Organizations to listen to the voices and demands of hunger strikers, and limit the possibility of their martyrdom.

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ANHA


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