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Prisoners on hunger strike placed in solitary confinement

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. ...
Prisoners on hunger strike placed in solitary confinement - ANF

Kurdish leader Ocalan calls end to jail hunger strikes in Turkey

Waar Media - 2019-05-26 17:18
WAAR_DUHOK Imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan has called for an end to hunger strikes by thousands of jailed supporters in Turkey, Ocalan’s lawyers said on Sunday. “I expect the action to come to an end in light of the broad statements to be made ...

Jailed Kurdish leader Ocalan calls for end hunger strikes in Turkey

E-Kurd - 2019-05-26 15:47
ANKARA,— Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called for an end to hunger strikes by thousands of jailed supporters in Turkey protesting the conditions of his detention, his lawyers said Sunday. Ocalan, the co-founder of the outlawed Kurdi ...

Prisoners’ families stopped by police in front of Gebze prison

ANF - 2019-05-08 15:06
The sit-in families of prisoners on hunger strike were to hold in front of the Gebze Closed Women’s Prison was stopped by the police. ...

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. ...

Kurdish hunger strikes for Ocalan to continue in Turkey: KCK

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Kurdish hunger strikes are set to continue in Turkey’s prisons and internationally as part of a struggle by the “whole of humanity” against the continued isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. A statement from th ...

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. ...

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. ...

Families in Esenyurt: We'll give voice to the hunger strikers

ANF - 2019-05-02 09:30
Families of the prisoners on hunger strike gathered in Esenyurt Square, where they held a sit-in. ...

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. ...

Vigil promoted by families of hunger strikers in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-04-30 08:26
The vigil organised by the families of prisoners on hunger strike in Esenyurt Square has reached day 6. ...

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. ...

Prisoners not allowed to mention hunger strikes on phone calls

ANF - 2019-04-15 12:36
Prisoners in the Urfa Type T Prison No.2 who have been on a hunger strike since March 1 protesting the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan reportedly have their phone calls are cut off if they “mention the hunger strikes”. ...

Solidarity Platform with the hunger strikes set up in Montpellier

ANF - 2019-04-15 09:14
A solidarity platform with the hunger strikes was established in Montpellier. ...

Prisoner on day 118 of hunger strike put in solitary confinement

ANF - 2019-04-13 00:07
Never ending repression by the Turkish regime against Kurdish political prisoners. ...

Latest in hunger strikes in Southern Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-04-12 16:47
Nasir Yagiz’s indefinite non-alternating hunger strike in Hewler is on day 143, while Fadile Tok continues her hunger strike in Maxmur on day 83. The alternating hunger strikes also continue with new groups. ...

3 more communists go on hunger strikes against isolation

ANF - 2019-04-10 15:41
3 more prisoners from the Marxist Leninist Communist Party (MLKP) and MLKP/Communist Women’s Organization (KKO) cases joined the indefinite nonalternating hunger strikes. ...

Hunger strikes discussed in Austrian parliament

ANF - 2019-04-10 14:45
Austria’s main opposition Social Democratic Party (SPO) brought up the hunger strikes launched to demand an end to the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan in the Parliament. ...

Swiss parties urged Government to act on hunger strikes

ANF - 2019-04-09 11:14
Three Swiss political party, the Swiss Federal Council and the Geneva Canton Government, called on the international community to act on hunger strikes. ...