Qamishlo people blame international community for hunger strikers' fate

The residents of the city of Qamishlo organized a rally in front of the United Nations headquarter in the city of Qamishlo and called on the international community to intervene and pressure Turkey to meet the demands of hunger strikers in Turkish prisons.


In the framework of a series of solidarity activities with the hunger strike parliamentary Leyla Guven and a number of political prisoners in the Turkish prisons, demanding the lifting of isolation from the leader of the Kurdish people Abdullah Ocalan. On Thursday, dozens of residents of the town of Qamishlo gathered at the Osman Sabri roundabout and from there headed towards the United Nations building in the city of Qamishlo.

In the meantime, the Internal Security Forces (Asayîş) have been constantly protecting the residents.

The people held the pictures of MP Leyla Guven, Nasser Yagiz and the other hunger strikers, as well as pictures of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. They also carried banners reading "Leyla Guven's demands are our motto", "We will destroy the Imrali regime and live with the leader freely." "We will defeat isolation and fascism and achieve the democratic nation." The demonstrators chanted slogans denouncing the resistance of Leyla Guven and the resistance of women.

During the demonstration, a statement issued by the people in this regard was read in Arabic by the co-chair of the municipality of East Qamishlo Feroshah Ramadan and in the Kurdish language by the co-chair of the Teachers' Union in the canton Hevin Habbou.

"Since the arrest of leader Apo, the Turkish state has consistently tightened the isolation of the leader ... It is clear that the Turkish state is violating all international laws and because of the continued isolation of the leader, the situation of hunger strikers has reached a critical situation."

In their statement, the people of Qamishlo called on human rights and international organizations to intervene urgently in order to put pressure on the Turkish state to meet the demands of hunger strikers. They also blamed the international community for hunger strikers' fate.

The people of Qamishlo delivered their statement to the officials of the United Nations Commission.


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