Jurists confirm that leader Abdullah Ocalan subjected to the crime of enforced disappearance

Lawyers confirmed that Turkey is misleading the world by diverting its attention from the crime of enforced disappearance that leader Abdullah Ocalan has been subjected to since March 2021. They said: “The Turkish state’s refusal to provide information about his fate with the aim of depriving him of legal protection is evidence of the crime.”

Jurists confirm that leader Abdullah Ocalan subjected to the crime of enforced disappearance
Jurists confirm that leader Abdullah Ocalan subjected to the crime of enforced disappearance
Jurists confirm that leader Abdullah Ocalan subjected to the crime of enforced disappearance
Jurists confirm that leader Abdullah Ocalan subjected to the crime of enforced disappearance
19 May 2024   03:01
DEIR-EZ-ZOR
ALI ARAB

The Turkish authorities have imposed strict isolation on leader Abdullah Ocalan since March 25, 2021, and prevented his lawyer and family from meeting with him under the pretext of “disciplinary punishment.”

In this context, Bassem al-Khalaf, a member of the Syrian Lawyers Initiative for the Freedom of Leader Abdullah Ocalan, said: “Turkey aims to mislead the world by diverting its attention from the crime of enforced disappearance to which Leader Abdullah Ocalan has been subjected since March 2021, as evidenced by the Turkish state’s refusal to give information about his fate with the aim of deprive him of legal protection.”

Bassem al-Khalaf explained that preventing lawyers and the family of leader Abdullah Ocalan from communicating with him is a form of deprivation of rights, according to internal laws and international law, and therefore is considered a form of torture punishable by international law, which considers torture an international crime because it is against humanity and not against the person who he's just being tortured.

A member of the Syrian Lawyers Initiative for the Freedom of Leader Abdullah Ocalan in Deir ez-Zor canton confirmed that Turkey is violating all international treaties and laws, from the United Nations Charter to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, the Arab Declaration of Human Rights, and the Declaration African Human Rights, the International Convention against Torture, the International Criminal Court system and the European Court of Human Rights system.

As for the human rights activist, Mazen al-Hafel, he touched on the international agreements and treaties that the Turkish state violates, and said: “The violations are many, including the basic principles for the treatment of prisoners, the agreements for protection from torture and cruel and inhuman treatment, as well as the standard minimum rights for the treatment of prisoners and human rights for the administration of justice.”

Mazen al-Hafel called on legal and legal organizations, and human rights organizations in general, to put pressure on the Turkish occupation state to end the isolation imposed on leader Abdullah Ocalan.

Human rights activist Raed al-Bashar said: “Turkey is violating human rights by imposing strict isolation on leader Abdullah Ocalan, and preventing his family from meeting him under false pretexts, and all of this is happening in front of the eyes of the competent authorities and local and international public opinion.”

Al-Bashar touched on ways to break the isolation imposed on the leader Abdullah Ocalan, and said: “The way that must be followed to break the isolation is to continue the international campaign for the freedom of the leader, which was launched in 74 centers around the world under the slogan (Freedom for Abdullah Ocalan, the political solution to the Kurdish issue) and has spread.” Then in other centers, in addition to using the media and political pressure to achieve this, and intensifying media campaigns to remind people of the violations committed by authoritarian countries under the cover of darkness to hide the facts.”

T/ Satt.

ANHA