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Police attacked Peace Mothers in front of Gebze Prison again

Police attacked Peace Mothers in front of Gebze Prison again

ANF - 2019-04-21 15:03
Again, the police attacked a sit-in protest in Gebze. Relatives of prisoners on hunger strike have been demonstrating in front of the women's prison in the western Turkish town for two weeks. There were several arrests. ...
Police attacked Peace Mothers in front of Gebze Prison again - ANF

Mothers in Esenyurt vowed to keep Vigil

ANF - 2019-05-21 09:47
The mothers of prisoners on hunger strike continued their vigil in Esenyurt despite police harassment and asked: “How long would they continue to deny people’s language and culture?” ...

Families of prisoners: Give voice to the hunger strikers!

ANF - 2019-05-10 08:31
The families of prisoners on hunger strike have been promoting actions in Amed, Istanbul, Şırnak, Bismil. ...

Mothers on hunger strike in Adana

ANF - 2019-05-03 16:26
Mothers of prisoners on hunger strike protesting the isolation are going on a 3-day hunger strike. ...

HDP Ay beaten by police at families sit-in in front of Gebze jail

ANF - 2019-05-01 11:36
HDP Gebze district co-chair Idris Ay was beaten and detained during the peaceful protest of families of prisoners on hunger strike in front of Gebze prison. ...

Rights group: 3,000 prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

Seattle Times - 2019-04-30 18:49
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The number of prisoners who have joined a hunger strike to press Turkish authorities to end the isolation in jail of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has increased to close to 3,000, a human rights group said Tuesday. Human Righ ...

Rights group: 3,000 prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

FOX News - 2019-04-30 16:23
A Turkish human rights group says close to 3,000 prisoners have joined a hunger strike to press authorities to end the alleged isolation in jail of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Prisoners on hunger strike in Silivri forcibly taken to hospital

ANF - 2019-04-29 13:02
Prisoners on hunger strike in Silivri Prison were handcuffed and taken to hospital by use of force. The prisoners refused to be treated, saying; “We will never stray from our path.” ...

British police attacked Kurdish activists at Amnesty International protest for Ocalan

E-Kurd - 2019-04-27 16:06
LONDON,— Kurdish activists Nahide Zengin and Mehmet Sait Yılmaz, who have been on hunger strike for 44 days indefinitely, were attacked by the British police on Saturday. British police attacked the activists carrying out a civil disobedience action in t ...

Sit-in in front of Amnesty International in Paris

ANF - 2019-04-27 14:03
Young Kurds in Paris organised a sit-in at the office of Amnesty International. ...

Police blockade in front of Gebze Prison

ANF - 2019-04-26 13:23
Citizens wanting to issue a statement in front of the Gebze Prison were surrounded by the police. ...

Mothers in Gebze: We will stand by our children to the end

ANF - 2019-04-25 15:50
Mothers of political prisoners on hunger strike against the isolation in Imrali were barred from protesting in front of the Gebze Prison. ...

Demonstration in front of CoE on week 5

ANF - 2019-04-24 16:08
Kurds in Europe continue the demonstrations held in Strasbourg to urge the Council of Europe (CoE) and the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) to take action continue on week 5 with activists from Switzerland and France. ...

Mothers of prisoners on hunger strike start sit-in in Amed

ANF - 2019-04-24 15:45
Relatives of prisoners who were obstructed and battered by the police in Amed, started a sit-in protest. ...

Displaced people of Afrin protest in front of Russian base

ANF - 2019-04-22 17:23
Yesterday, thousands of displaced people from Afrin marched to a Russian base in the northern Syrian canton of Shehba and called on Russia to break its silence on the Turkish occupation of Afrin. Russia had enabled Turkey to occupy the canton. ...

Mothers set to continue vigil for children in Gezbe prison

ANF - 2019-04-20 10:04
The governor of Kocaeli opened investigation on attacked on mothers organising a vigil in front of Gezbe M Type Prison. ...

Sit-in against the isolation continues in front of EP

ANF - 2019-04-18 16:26
The sit-in demanding an end to the isolation continues in front of the EP on day 4. ...

Play staged in protest at EP: Silence kills!

ANF - 2019-04-16 15:50
The protest against the isolation held in front of the European Parliament continues on week 4. ...

Police attacks sit-in, detains 20 people in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-04-16 14:36
The police attacked the sit-in in front of the Gebze Prison held by families and detained 20 people including HDP Istanbul Co-chair Esengul Demir. ...

Kurdish Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Political Prisoners in Turkey

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-03 02:00
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Sixteen Kurdish political prisoners in Iran’s prisons went on a three days hunger strike in solidarity with Kurdish political prisoners in Turkey who have been on hunger strike for the past several weeks. According to ...