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Thousands rally in Turkey to back detained Kurdish MP Leyla Guven on hunger strike

E-Kurd - 2019-01-20 18:18
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkish Kurdistan,— Thousands demonstrated Saturday in Turkey’s Kurdish southeast region to support a detained lawmaker from a pro-Kurdish party who launched a hunger strike in November. Waving flags of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democrati ...

Hunger strikes in Bashur continue: Yagiz reached critical stage

ANF - 2019-01-20 16:27
HDP member Nasir Yagiz has been on hunger strike in South Kurdistan for 61 days. ...

Mothers of Peace in Rojhilat expressed support for Leyla Guven

ANF - 2019-01-20 12:39
The Mothers of Peace in Rojhilat announced their solidarity with the indefinite hunger strike by Leyla Guven and other hunger strikers in Kurdistan and abroad. ...

Thousands rally in Diyarbakir for Leyla Guven

Rûdaw - 2019-01-19 21:35
Guven is critically ill after 73 days of hunger strike ...

Thousands rally in Turkey to back detained Kurdish MP on hunger strike

France24 - 2019-01-19 19:39

Rally in Derry for Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-01-19 17:37
In 1981 Bobby Sands (who had been elected MP) and 9 other political prisoners died as a result of a hunger strike to demand their rights. ...

Swedish politicians in solidarity with Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-01-19 17:05
“She is one of the most courageous politicians I have ever known in Kurdistan. She has been on a hunger strike for a long time. Her health is at a critical stage." ...

Yagiz: All Kurdish people should rise up

ANF - 2019-01-19 16:42
HDP Member Nasir Yagiz has been on a hunger strike for 60 days and his situation is critical. Yagiz said, “The people should rise up, and embrace the hunger strikers with the spirit of the Rojava Revolution and Leyla Guven’s resistance.” ...

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker begins hunger strike | Devdiscourse News

Devdiscourse - 2019-01-19 16:34

Thousands rallied in Amed: End isolation

ANF - 2019-01-19 15:38
"We have fought for years a battle for brotherhood, justice and equality. Our Hakkari MP, Leyla Güven, is on hunger strike for 73 days. Her demand is our demand. That's why we say we will win.’’ ...

Leyla Guven’s situation on French television

ANF - 2019-01-19 15:06
In a special discussion on prominent French television Franceinfo with female politicians and journalists, participants talked about Leyla Guven’s situation on the 72nd day of her hunger strike. ...

Rally for Leyla Güven in Stuttgart

ANF - 2019-01-19 10:18
Güven has been on hunger strike for 73 days while hundreds are fasting in Turkish and Kurdish prisons as well as in Europe and Canada. ...

Leyla Güven’s hunger strike on day 73

ANF - 2019-01-19 08:58
Güven’s lawyers stated that the Kurdish politician is in critical condition. ...

Sign the petition for Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-01-18 20:21
As Leyla Güven reached her 72nd day of hunger strike, actions to support her and her demand to end isolation in Imrali multiply around the world. ...

IHD executive: To be alive doesn’t mean to enjoy rights

ANF - 2019-01-18 19:48
Gülseren Yoleri, Human Rights Association (IHD) Istanbul Branch President, told ANF the short visit to Imralı was a way to spread confusion among activists on hunger strike. ...

Hunger strike in Strasbourg: Several meetings in EP and CoE

ANF - 2019-01-18 17:54
Several meetings have been held with MEPs this week as part of the hunger strike in Strasbourg, France protesting the isolation against Ocalan, currently on day 33, and informative files have been submitted to permanent representation offices in the CoE. ...

Hunger striker in Canada: Isolation turned our world into prison

ANF - 2019-01-18 17:10
Yusuf Iba has been on hunger strike for six days in the city of Toronto, Canada. ...

German Left Party calls for immediate action for Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-01-18 15:34
A delegation of the HDP visited yesterday the parliamentary group of the German Left Party DIE LINKE. The members of parliament said that something must be done immediately as the hunger strike by Leyla Güven has reached a critical phase. ...

Hunger strikes in South Kurdistan continue

ANF - 2019-01-18 15:12
In Hewlêr, HDP Member Nasir Yagiz has been on hunger strike for 59 days and has reached a critical threshold. ...

Solidarity hunger strike by the Yazidis in Newroz Camp

ANF - 2019-01-18 09:39
Yazidi people in Newroz Camp started solidarity hunger strike with Leyla Güven. ...

Angela Davis calls on Turkey to free Leyla Guven on hunger strike

ANF - 2019-01-17 14:15
We should now follow the example and leadership of Ms. Guven in protesting the isolation of Mr. Ocalan, who is recognized as the chief negotiator representing the Kurds in the peace talks with Turkey, said activist Angela Davis. ...

Three more prisoners go on indefinite hunger strike in Şırnak

ANF - 2019-01-17 13:01
Hunger strikes continue in prisons against the isolation regime executed on Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

"Europe’s inaction left no alternative other than hunger strike"

ANF - 2019-01-17 09:35
"Failing to meet our demand, we will certainly not end our strike. We are adamant to keep on this until the very last minute. Death is not in a position to scare us away from our protest." ...

Rally in front of the EP: We will break the isolation

ANF - 2019-01-16 15:35
A protest was held in front of the European Parliament on the 31st day of the hunger strike held in Strasbourg against the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Protest against the isolation in front of European Parliament

ANF - 2019-01-16 13:59
As the hunger strike in Strasbourg demanding an end to the aggravated isolation imposed upon Ocalan enters day 31, a protest is held in front of the EP with the slogan, “Break the isolation, tear down fascism, free Ocalan”. ...

Six more prisoners on indefinite hunger strike against isolation

ANF - 2019-01-16 13:27
Six more prisoners have joined the growing hunger strike action in prisons. ...

Kurdish party: 162 inmates on hunger strike in Turkey

WBTW - 2019-01-15 22:51

Hunger Strike Prison Initiative: Action needed now

ANF - 2019-01-15 18:19
"Leyla Güven - said Gergerlioğlu - has raised her voice not for her mandate but to demand the end of isolation. She is in pursuit of an extremely honorable demand: peace and and honourable life for the people of this land." ...

HDP’s Temelli: International community must act

ANF - 2019-01-15 16:45
Temelli reminded that it is now 69 days that “Leyla Güven is on hunger strike, resisting with her body, to demand the end of isolation. Isolation is persecution and violence. Leyla Güven every day reiterates her call. ...

Italian lawyers: Hunger strike to continue until isolation lifted

ANF - 2019-01-15 16:16
Two Italian lawyers were part of the MEP and human rights defenders delegation prevented from visiting Leyla Güven in Amed. ...

Leyla Guven: Don’t expect us to end the hunger strike

ANF - 2019-01-15 15:19
Leyla Guven, imprisoned in Amed, said the isolation of Ocalan has not ended and that the hunger strike will continue. ...

Yagiz’s health deteriorates on day 56 of hunger strike

ANF - 2019-01-15 14:18
Nasir Yagiz’s health deteriorates day after another. In protest against the aggravated isolation against the Kurdish people’s leader, Abdullah Ocalan, Yagiz is on a hunger strike for the 56th day in Hewler. ...

Hunger strike in Wales reached day 30

ANF - 2019-01-15 09:59
Sis, who could not join the hunger strike action in Strasbourg, due to bureaucratic problems, has been on hunger strike in Wales for 30 days. ...

Solidarity visits to the hunger strikers in Strasbourg continue

ANF - 2019-01-14 16:00
The visitors also saluted the hunger strike carried out by HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven, who is nearing death and the growing hunger strike action in prisons. ...

Kurdish party: 162 inmates on hunger strike in Turkey | News & Observer

Newsobserver - 2019-01-14 12:45

British mother protests Iran jail conditions with hunger strike

Rûdaw - 2019-01-14 10:54
"The Iranian government and judiciary must act immediately ...

Kurdish party: 162 inmates on hunger strike in Turkey | Miami Herald

Miamiherald - 2019-01-14 06:48

Kurdish party: 162 inmates on hunger strike in Turkey | The Tribune

Sanluisobispo - 2019-01-14 00:32

Women Delegation from Ireland, Britain and Italy Call for Unlawful Prison Policy of Isolation to End

Kurdistantribune - 2019-01-13 18:11
PRESS RELEASE: Diyarbakir, Turkey The health of Hakkari 55 year old MP Leyla Güven, who started a hunger strike on 8 November 2018, has reached a life-threatening stage. Leyla Güven, who is on the 67th day of a hunger strike, has become too weak to meet w ...

Ilhan Sis to continue his indefinite hunger strike in Galler

ANF - 2019-01-13 17:17
Ilhan Sis, who is hunger strike in Galler for 28 days, stated that he will continue his action. ...

Leyla Guven couldn’t come to lawyers’ visit

ANF - 2019-01-13 12:53
Leyla Güven is on day 67 of her hunger strike against isolation. ...

Refugee living in Wales has spent almost four weeks on hunger strike - Wales Online

Walesonline - 2019-01-13 01:45

Hunger strike in Strasbourg reached day 27

ANF - 2019-01-12 18:15
Most people joined the great march in Paris today, so hunger strikers were visited by less people than usual. Among them today were family members. ...

HDP Council Member Yagiz on day 53 of hunger strike in Hewler

ANF - 2019-01-12 15:15
HDP Council Member Nasir Yagiz has been on a hunger strike in Hewler for 53 days and his health continues to deteriorate. ...

Detainees in Sulaymaniyah go on hunger strike

ANF - 2019-01-12 14:59
As many as 50 people were detained in Sulaymaniyah yesterday during a commemoration for three Kurdish women murdered in Paris. ...

Prisoner on hunger strike placed in solitary confinement

ANF - 2019-01-12 13:18
Bahtiyar Kemal Hasan, who has been on an indefinite and non-alternate hunger strike in the Van Type F Closed Prison, has been placed in solitary confinement. ...

26th Day in Strasbourg: Visits from the UK

ANF - 2019-01-12 13:18
As the traffic of visitors continues, the hunger strike in Strasbourg has completed its 26th day. London based academic Dr. Osman Ismail and Rojava veteran Sores Serekaniye were in Strasbourg against the isolation. ...

Hunger strike by Kurdish inmates spreads across Turkish prisons

The Kurdish Project - 2019-01-12 13:08
As election fever engulfs Turkey ahead of local polls in March, a hunger strike that began quietly in a prison in Diyarbakir is spreading to prisons across the country. The post Hunger strike by Kurdish inmates spreads across Turkish prisons appeared fir ...

PKK-linked Detainees Go on Hunger Strike in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-01-12 11:20
ERBIL — Dozens of people, who have been detained in Sulaymaniyah over cultural activities in support of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), have gone on a hunger strike in prison. The detainees were put under custody after attending a gathering in Sulaymaniy ...

Turkey Kurdish lawmaker Leyla Guven on hunger strike in ‘critical’ condition

E-Kurd - 2019-01-11 14:33
ISTANBUL,— A detained lawmaker from the Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey is suffering a “life-threatening” medical condition as her hunger strike enters its 64th day, the party said on Thursday. Leyla Guven, 55, launched a hunger strike ...

Guven hears sounds of protest in front of prison

ANF - 2019-01-11 13:32
HDP MP imprisoned by the Turkish regime Leyla Guven said she could hear the sounds of the protest held in front of the prison to support her hunger strike of 65 days. ...

Lawyer Çelik: Situation in prisons worsening

ANF - 2019-01-11 10:03
Lawyer Çelik spoke of the hunger strike in prisons and of the continued rights violations. ...

Kurdish party: 162 inmates on hunger strike in Turkey - ABC News

GO - 2019-01-11 06:45

HDP Member Yagiz's health deteriorates on day 51 of hunger strike

ANF - 2019-01-10 15:04
The hunger strike in HewIer is on its 51st day. HDP Council Member Nasir Yagiz's situation is getting worse. ...

HDP: Leyla Guven is in life-threatening situation

ANF - 2019-01-10 15:04
HDP MP Ayse Acar Basaran pointed out that Leyla Guven's health during her hunger strike has reached the point where her life is in danger. ...

Maxmur hunger strikers: The goal is to free Ocalan

ANF - 2019-01-10 13:46
Activists from the 9th group of hunger strike pointed out to the activities initiated against the aggravated isolation of the Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan, and said: “Our main goal is to remove the isolation and free Leader Apo.” ...

Updated list of 226 prisoners on hunger strike against isolation

ANF - 2019-01-10 12:49
A total of 226 prisoners in North Kurdistan and Turkey are on hunger strikes to protest the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan and to demand his freedom. ...

Support for Guven from European and Middle Eastern MPs

ANF - 2019-01-10 11:03
In a statement they released, European and Middle Eastern MPs have offered their support for DTK Co-chair Leyla Guven who is on an indefinite and non-alternate hunger strike to end the isolation. ...

Kurdish party: 162 inmates on hunger strike in Turkey - StarTribune.com

Startribune - 2019-01-09 20:54

Kurdish party: 162 inmates on hunger strike in Turkey

Washington Times - 2019-01-09 16:38
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A pro-Kurdish party lawmaker says scores of prisoners have joined a hunger strike in a show of solidarity with an imprisoned opposition legislator who has been refusing food since November. People's Democratic Party legislator Meral ...

Guven unable to go to lawyer visits for a week

ANF - 2019-01-09 12:00
DTK Co-chair Leyla Guven has been on a hunger strike for 63 days to protest the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan, and has been unable to go to lawyer visits for 6 days. ...

Hunger strike in Hewlêr reached day 50

ANF - 2019-01-09 08:30
The hunger strike action was taken over by the 25th group of activists. ...

Hunger strike by Kurdish inmates spreads across Turkish prisons

Al Monitor - 2019-01-08 20:28

Women on hunger strike in Amed jail remembered Sakine Cansiz

ANF - 2019-01-08 16:37
"With her struggle, Heval Sara was like a cloud pouring rain on our black and dry world. She fulfilled her mission of leading the growth of the Kurdish women in the Middle East and Kurdistan." ...

Day 23 in Strasbourg hunger strike

ANF - 2019-01-08 16:04
The hunger strike launched in Strasbourg, France to protest the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan continues on day 23. ...

Prisoners on hunger strike arbitrarily deported

ANF - 2019-01-07 23:23
Retaliation measures are being taken by prison authorities against prisoners on hunger strike. ...

Leyla Güven’s health worsening

ANF - 2019-01-07 23:02
The HDP Hakkari MP is on hunger strike for 61 days. ...

Temizkan: My mother is determined to continue until the end

ANF - 2019-01-07 19:02
Imprisoned DTK Co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Guven’s daughter Sabiha Temizkan said her mother expressed determination to continue her hunger strike, on day 61 today, until the end. ...

At least 156 prisoners on indefinite hunger strike

ANF - 2019-01-07 12:54
The number of prisoners who went on indefinite and non-alternate hunger strikes to protest the isolation imposed upon Abdullah Ocalan has risen to at least 156. ...

Hunger strike in Maxmur Camp reached day 24

ANF - 2019-01-07 10:01
The eight group of activists took over the hunger strike in Maxmur Camp. ...

Women in Switzerland in solidarity with Leyla Guven

ANF - 2019-01-06 11:42
Women’s organizations in Switzerland issued a message in solidarity with Leyla Guven who is on the 60th day of hunger strike. ...

Strasbourg hunger strike reached day 21

ANF - 2019-01-06 08:27
The 15 hunger strikers in Strasbourg are receiving visitors from all over Europe. ...

Kurdish Political Prisoners on a One-day Symbolic Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Kurdish political Prisoners in Turkey

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-06 02:01
A group of Kurdish political prisoners in prisons in Orumiyeh, Khoy, Tabriz and Kashmar published a statement in which they declared their solidarity with Leyla Guven, the detained co-chair of the Democratic Society Party in Turkey, and 91 other political ...

Hunger strikers in Strasbourg carefully monitored by doctors

ANF - 2019-01-05 17:08
The hunger strike carried out by 15 activists in Strasbourg has reached day 19 and many common symptoms are already visible in some activists. ...

Nasir Yagiz: My protest will end when the isolation does

ANF - 2019-01-05 13:36
Nasir Yagiz has been on an indefinite and non-alternate hunger strike in the HDP Hewler Representation Offices for the last 46 days, and said he will end his protest when the isolation imposed upon Ocalan does. ...

Kurdish political prisoners in Iran on solidarity hunger strike

ANF - 2019-01-05 12:24
Political prisoners of the KODAR and PJAK in the Islamic Republic of Iran's prisons have gone on a symbolic hunger strike in solidarity with Kurdish prisoners and politicians in North Kurdistan, Turkey and Europe. ...

Guven can’t walk, won’t attend mother’s condolences

ANF - 2019-01-05 11:50
Leyla Guven, on the 59th day of her indefinite hunger strike, won’t be attending her mother’s condolence visits due to her health. ...

Prisoners in Rojhilat and Iran to go on hunger strike for Ocalan

ANF - 2019-01-04 19:54
Hunger strikes demanding an end to the isolation of Ocalan are spreading. ...

45th day of hunger strike in Hewler

ANF - 2019-01-04 15:05
The hunger strike launched in Hewler against the isolation is on its 45th day. Nasir Yagsiz also continues his indefinite and non-alternate hunger strike. ...

Intellectuals, writers and poets speak up for Leyla Guven

ANF - 2019-01-04 14:41
Intellectuals, writers and poets gathered in Ankara to speak up in support for imprisoned HDP MP Leyla Guven who has been on a hunger strike demanding an end to the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

International solidarity with hunger strikes for Ocalan

ANF - 2019-01-04 12:31
Women’s organizations in France are showing support for the hunger strike in Strasbourg.Meetings were held with women’s organizations and Senator Laurence Cohen has saluted the protest. MP Danielle Simonnet took the hunger strike to the Parliament agenda. ...

Leyla Guven’s mother passes away

ANF - 2019-01-04 12:00
Cevriye Guven, mother of DTK Co-chair Leyla Guven who has been on a hunger strike for 58 days demanding an end to the isolation imposed upon Ocalan, passed away. HDP Istanbul MP Ahmet Sik’s father Huseyin Sik (81) also lost his life. ...

Hunger strike in Strasbourg visited by many organisations

ANF - 2019-01-04 10:34
Hunger strikers in Strasbourg are receiving solidarity visits by many organisations from all over Europe. ...

Kurdish MP on hunger strike in Turkish prison is critically ill: Lawyer

Rûdaw - 2019-01-03 17:27
Leyla Guven has been on hunger strike for 57 days ...

7,000 Turks taken into custody in 2018 for social media posts, an IFEX member on hunger strike and the Yellow Vests - IFEX

IFEX - 2019-01-03 07:56

Day 16 of the hunger strike in Strasbourg

ANF - 2019-01-01 20:12
The hunger strike continues in the Democratic Kurdish Community Center in Strasbourg. ...

Kurds in Lebanon go on hunger strike against isolation

ANF - 2019-01-01 14:51
Kurds in Lebanon have gone on a hunger strike against the Imrali isolation. ...

HDP MP Abdullah Zeydan goes on hunger strike against isolation

ANF - 2019-01-01 13:01
HDP MP Abdullah Zeydan, imprisoned in the Edirne Prison, has also started a hunger strike protesting the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Strasbourg hunger strikers: We'll step up the resistance in 2019

ANF - 2019-01-01 09:54
The hunger strike carried out in Strasbourg began the new year with words of resistance. ...

Strasbourg hunger strikers call on Europeans to join the struggle

ANF - 2018-12-31 19:12
In Strasbourg, activists, who have been on hunger strike for 15 days, called on Europeans to share important values ​​with Kurds through a French newspaper. ...

Women’s delegation appeals to visit Leyla Güven

ANF - 2018-12-31 11:31
An international women’s delegation promoted by UIKI and CENI will try to meet HDP Hakkari MP, Leyla Güven, on hunger strike for 54 days. ...

91 prisoners are on indefinite hunger strike in 23 jails

ANF - 2018-12-30 21:09
Indefinite hunger strikes are being carried out in 23 prisons by 91 prisoners. ...

Temelli: Let’s get rid of injustice in our land

ANF - 2018-12-29 16:13
Temelli addressed a number of issues at the meeting, from ill prisoners to the hunger strike carried out by HDP Hakkari MP, Leyla Güven, from the crisis in Syria to the local elections. ...

ESP Leader goes on hunger strike in solidarity with MP Guven

ANF - 2018-12-29 12:03
ESP Leader Cicek Otlu and Ercis Mayor Diba Keskin, held in the Ankara Sincan Closed Women’s Prison, have started a 10-day hunger strike. ...

HDP’s Yüksekdağ on hunger strike to support MP Güven

ANF - 2018-12-28 21:25
HDP former co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ joins the hunger strike action. ...

Platform Against Isolation informs on hunger strikes in jails

ANF - 2018-12-28 10:00
“64 prisoners detained in jails in various provinces began an indefinite and irreversible hunger strike on different dates. Over 600 prisoners took part in an alternate hunger strike action.” ...

Imprisoned Kurdish leader in Turkey calls off hunger strike

Middleeasteye - 2018-12-28 06:10

Hunger strike in Strasbourg on day 11

ANF - 2018-12-27 16:36
The hunger strike launched in Strasbourg against the aggravated isolation imposed upon Ocalan is on day 11. The protest has received many visits since the day it started. ...

Day 37 in Hewler hunger strike

ANF - 2018-12-27 15:16
The hunger strike launched by the HDP in Hewler is on day 37. HDP member Nasir Yagiz continues his unlimited nonalternating hunger strike as well. ...

KBDH: Leyla Guven is our will

ANF - 2018-12-27 12:09
The KBDH has pointed out to the 50 days of hunger strike that Leyla Guven has gone through, saying: “This is our resistance, Leyla Guven is a symbol of our will. We will not surrender our will.” ...
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