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Two female prisoners on hunger strike exiled

Two female prisoners on hunger strike exiled

ANF - 2019-05-03 13:14
Sibel Akdeniz and Azize Yagiz, who have been on a hunger strike in the Mardin Type E Closed Prison, were exiled to the Kayseri Closed Women’s Prison. ...
Two female prisoners on hunger strike exiled - ANF

Prisoners on death fast have radios confiscated

ANF - 2019-05-20 13:05
Asli Dogan and Ardil Cesme’s radios were confiscated after their wards were raided on day 21 of their death fast in the Gebze Type M Closed Women’s Prison. ...

EP Rapporteur Piri visited Kurdish hunger strikers in the Hague

ANF - 2019-05-20 12:30
EP Turkey Rapporteur Kati Piri visited Huseyin Yildiz and Hasbi Cakici who have been on a hunger strike in the Hague, the Netherlands for 122 days. ...

Prisoner coughing up blood: “I will continue my protest”

ANF - 2019-05-16 13:01
Gullu Dasci, who has been on a hunger strike in the Mardin Type E Closed Prison against the isolation, started to cough up blood. Dasci announced that she will continue her protest nonetheless. ...

Three-day solidarity hunger strike in Lucerne

ANF - 2019-05-14 08:48
A group of Kurds went on a three-day hunger strike in the Swiss city of Lucerne. ...

British deputies visited hunger strikers in London

ANF - 2019-05-12 11:00
Enfield Southgate MP Bambos Charalambous and Brighton MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle visited activists Nahide Zengin and Mehmet Sait Yılmaz who have been on hunger strike since 15 March in London. ...

Imam Şiş: 143 days on hunger strike

ANF - 2019-05-08 09:35
Imam Şiş has been on hunger strike for 143 days in Newport, Wales, demanding the end of isolation said he will continue his fast until isolation is lifted. ...

Journalist on hunger strike Turay: We continue with determination

ANF - 2019-05-07 12:04
Journalist Abdulkadir Turay, who has been on a hunger strike for 68 days against the absolute isolation imposed upon PKK Leader Abdullah Ocalan, said they will continue with the determination of the first day until the isolation ends completely. ...

Journalist Evren is on the 142nd day of hunger strike

ANF - 2019-05-06 10:53
Journalist Kibriye Evren will appear in court tomorrow, for the 5th hearing of her case. She is being held in Diyarbakır Prison and has been on hunger strike for 142 days. ...

Prisoners on hunger strike placed in solitary confinement

ANF - 2019-05-04 15:00
IHD Istanbul Chapter Executive Council Member and OHD Istanbul Chapter Prisons Commission Member Lawyer Firat Vural said prisoners on hunger strikes are being issued solitary confinement penalties without any investigations. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Female activists call to increase number of women in new Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 13:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Dozens of female activists held a press conference in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil on Monday to urge the Kurdistan Parliament to make sure that there is an increase in the number of women holding official posit ...

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.” ...

PFLP Secretary General visited MPs on hunger strike in Amed

ANF - 2019-04-27 15:58
PFLP Secretary General Ahmed Saadet’s lawyer Mahmod Hassan paid a solidarity visit to the HDP MPs who are on a hunger strike in the HDP offices in Amed. ...

Leyla Güven: 171 days on hunger strike

ANF - 2019-04-27 14:03
Thousands of prisoners and dozens of activists joined Leyla Güven in the indefinite hunger strike resistance. ...

Solidarity hunger strike in Florence

ANF - 2019-04-24 10:37
Italian activists have promoted a solidarity hunger strike in the city of Florence. ...

HDP Batman MP Uca visited hunger strikers in the Hague

ANF - 2019-04-13 12:28
The two Kurdish hunger strikers in the Hague were visited by HDP Batman MP Feleknas Uca on Friday. ...

Hunger strikers in Sweden: Isolation will be broken

ANF - 2019-04-06 09:52
The Kurd and Assyrian-Syriac, who have been on a hunger strike in Stockholm since 1 April, said they would not accept the isolation imposed on a people’s leader. ...