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Clashes after Kurdish prisoner suicide in Turkish jail

Rûdaw - 2019-03-18 22:39
At least 171 prisoners are on hunger strike ...

Defend Rojava and YS held 48-hour hunger strike in Cologne

ANF - 2019-03-18 15:40
Defend Rojava and Young Struggle completed a 48-hour hunger strike in Cologne. ...

Clashes after Kurdish prisoner Zulkuf Gezen suicide in Turkish jail

E-Kurd - 2019-03-18 15:36
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— The death of a Kurdish activist on hunger strike in a Turkish prison sparked clashes between supporters and police near his grave on Monday, as his lawyers and Kurdish party officials said he had committed suicide. Zul ...

Yagiz takes turn for the worse, hunger strikes spread

ANF - 2019-03-18 14:02
As the hunger strikes spread in Southern Kurdistan, Nasir Yagiz’s health issues on the 118th day of his hunger strike raise concerns. ...

Another HDP member on hunger strike jailed in Amed

ANF - 2019-03-17 23:05
One more HDP hunger striker in Amed has been imprisoned while two others were sentenced to house arrest. ...

A Kurdish political prisoner went on hunger strike in Fshafvyh Prison

Kurdpa - 2019-03-17 15:26
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish political prisoner from Sarvabad, Sanandaj, has been on hunger strike in protest of his inappropriate condition at the Fshafvyh Prison. ...

Number of prisoners on hunger strike in Van rises to 215

ANF - 2019-03-17 13:02
Names of 67 more political prisoners who joined the indefinite and non-alternating hunger strike in Van High Security Closed Prison on March 1st, have been announced. ...

Newroz celebrated in Switzerland

ANF - 2019-03-17 10:26
Among those attending the meeting were Turkish left-socialist representatives, Swiss Socialist Party MP Fabian Molina, Urs Sekinger for Zurich-Amed Friendship Bridge, Mehmet Ali Kocak who is on hunger strike in front of the UN office in Geneva and HDP MP. ...

Hunger strike in Maxmur on day 91

ANF - 2019-03-16 15:09
As the hunger strike against the isolation continues in Maxmur on day 91, the 31st group took over the protest. Ishtar Assembly Member Fadile Tok’s indefinite non-alternating hunger strike is on day 56. ...

Hunger striker Koçak: We owe this resistance to our leader

ANF - 2019-03-16 15:09
Kurdish patriot Mehmet Ali Koçak is on an indefinite hunger strike in front of the UN Office in Geneva since 20 February and reiterates his determination and commitment to continue the fast. ...

MPs on hunger strike: This Newroz will mark the end of isolation

ANF - 2019-03-16 15:09
"This resistance will pave the way for all the peoples of Kurdistan and the Middle East. The Kurdish people have always resisted the oppression, we are getting closer to the revolution. This Newroz will mark the end of isolation." ...

Prisoner on hunger strike: We will win

ANF - 2019-03-16 11:26
"This resistance will definitely win. Because we are right and take our strength from knowing we are right.” ...

Sick prisoner Menderes Leyla on hunger strike for 20 days

ANF - 2019-03-16 11:26
Sick prisoner Menderes Leyla held in the Tekirdag Type F Closed Prison No.1 announced through his visitors that he has been on a hunger strike for 20 days. ...

Indefinite hunger strike against isolation launched in London

ANF - 2019-03-16 06:46
“With the awareness that every moment may cost a heavy price we would like to share with the public that we have to assume fully our responsibility.” ...

Situation of hunger strikers critical: let's be their voice

ANF - 2019-03-16 06:46
The hunger strike resistance launched by HDP MP Leyla Güven in Amed has spread to the prisons, Bashur (South Kurdistan), Europe and many parts of the world. ...

KNK delegation visits hunger striker Fadile Tok in Maxmur

ANF - 2019-03-16 06:46
A KNK delegation visited the hunger strikers in Maxmur who are on day 90 of their protest and Fadile Tok, who has been on a hunger strike for 55 days. ...

Municipality of Strasbourg supports activists on hunger strike

ANF - 2019-03-16 06:46
Deputy mayor said that the Strasbourg municipality will bring the hunger strikers’ demands to the Council of Europe Human Rights Commission. ...

Continued Hunger Strike of Kurdish Political Prisoner at Quarantine of Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-16 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Kurdish political prisoner, Ghader Mohammad Zadeh who has been in prison for the past 14 years, has gone on hunger strike in protest to being transferred to the Safe Ward (formerly known as Quarantine) of Orumiyeh Ce ...

Three Kurdish people in London go on indefinite hunger strike, making the 'ultimate sacrifice' | The Canary

Thecanary - 2019-03-15 17:12

Swedish MP: All countries should object to the isolation

ANF - 2019-03-14 16:45
Swedish MP Bodil Valero visited the unlimited non-alternating hunger strike activists in Strasbourg and said, “All countries, let alone the European Union and its member states, should have objected to this isolation that has continued for years. ...

Buldan: We won’t give up the struggle for democracy and justice

ANF - 2019-03-14 16:45
"People are on hunger strike demanding the end of isolation, demanding justice and law to be respected. You cannot play three monkeys, we won’t accept this and we condemn this.” ...

Hunger striker Mehmud warns of “death fast” following threats

ANF - 2019-03-14 12:04
Herem Mehmud, who has been on an indefinite non-alternating hunger strike for 19 days protesting the isolation imposed upon Kurdish Peoples’ Leader Abdullah Ocalan, protested the Asayish forces’ pressure. ...

5 prisoners on hunger strike in Gebze in critical condition

ANF - 2019-03-14 12:04
5 prisoners who went on a hunger strike on December 16 in the Gebze Type M Prison are now in a critical condition. ...

Hunger strike resistance in Vienna reached day 40

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
The two hunger strikers sent their greetings from Vienna to all the hunger strikers, including DTK co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven and urged all Kurds and their friends to be more active and give voice to the resistance. ...

Sweden’s Feminist Initiative proposes EU ministers visit Guven

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
The Feminist Initiative party in Sweden proposed that a delegation of European Union ministers visit Leyla Guven, who has been on a hunger strike for over 120 days. ...

Prisoners on hunger strike: Whatever the price, we will continue!

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
"A life should be free. We are not interested in any way of life except an honorable and free life.” ...

Hawrami Women’s Platform in Bashur salutes Guven’s protest

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
Hawrami Women’s Platform from Southern Kurdistan (Bashur) sent a letter to DTK Co-chair who has been on a hunger strike protesting the isolation imposed upon Kurdish Peoples’ Leader Abdullah Ocalan and saluted her protest. ...

Newport activist 'might die' as hunger strike approaches 90 days | South Wales Argus

Southwalesargus - 2019-03-13 09:15

Hunger striker Yağız sends flowers to Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-03-11 20:04
Leyla Güven is on hunger strike for 124 days and Nasır Yağız for 111 days. ...

How is the health of Strasbourg hunger strikers?

ANF - 2019-03-11 20:04
Day 85 of the indefinite hunger strike by Kurdish activists in Strasbourg, France. ...

NGOs in Van launched an appeal on hunger strike

ANF - 2019-03-11 20:04
Voicing concern about the current stage of the hunger strike, Güneş warned that deaths and permanent damages may occur in prisons. “We want to remind the people that there is nothing more important and valuable than human life.” ...

Hunger strike in Kassel on day 42

ANF - 2019-03-11 20:04
Two Kurdish activists are on hunger strike in Kassel, Germany for 42 days. ...

Local artists visit Kurdish hunger striker Iba in Toronto

ANF - 2019-03-11 20:04
Local artists and women visited Yusuf Iba, who has been on a hunger strike in Toronto for 58 days. ...

148 prisoners including 2 journalists on hunger strike in Van

ANF - 2019-03-11 20:04
148 prisoners have been on a hunger strike for 11 days in the Van High Security Closed Prison. ...

HDP MP: The hunger strike is a revolutionary action

ANF - 2019-03-10 13:43
"Because we did not fulfill our duty in the anti-fascist struggle outside, our imprisoned friends intervened and put their bodies to death," says hunger-striker HDP MP Tayyip Temel. ...

Family of Imralı prisoner Aktaş: End isolation and talk peace

ANF - 2019-03-09 16:15
Family of Veysi Aktaş, one of the prisoners in Imralı, said that they were worried as they have no news about him and said that they wanted isolation to be removed immediately and the hunger strike to grow. ...

Yazidi activists greet March 8 with female hunger strikers

ANF - 2019-03-09 11:14
Yazidi women holding a hunger strike in front of the Council of Europe (CoE) in solidarity with the resistance against the isolation met with women on the indefinite non-alternating hunger strike for March 8 and concluded their protest. ...

Hunger striker Nasır Yağız wrote to women on hunger strike

ANF - 2019-03-08 23:35
HDP activist on hunger strike, Nasır Yağız, wrote to Leyla Güven, Sebahat Tuncel, Selma Irmak, Kibriye Evren and Dersim Dağ. ...

Hunger strike in Strasbourg: Day 82

ANF - 2019-03-08 20:26
People are coming from all parts of Europe to visit the hunger strikers and express their solidarity. ...

Turkey bans rally for Kurdish MP on hunger strike - Newspaper - DAWN.COM

DAWN - 2019-03-08 15:41

Protesters Join Kurdish Lawmaker on Hunger Strike - New Delhi Times - India's Only International Newspaper

Newdelhitimes - 2019-03-07 20:45

Workers Party of Turkey delegation visited Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-03-07 18:03
"This resistance, which began with Leyla Güven, involved all of as the hunger strike of thousands of activists, in prison, in Europe, in other Kurdish provinces, puts a great deal of responsibility on those outside." ...

Germany’s brazen response to Strasbourg hunger strike activists

ANF - 2019-03-07 16:31
Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Michaelis gave a brazen response to the hunger strikers in Strasbourg and said they won’t be responding to the letters “because the KCDK-E is the political arm of the PKK”. ...

Hunger strike in Maxmur Camp continues

ANF - 2019-03-07 15:19
The hunger strike launched against the isolation in Maxmur Camp has reached day 82, and has been taken over by the 28th group. ...

Nasir Yagiz and his resistance of 107 days

ANF - 2019-03-07 13:46
How does Nasır Yagiz spend his days in his 107 days of hunger strike to break the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Ocalan? ...

Protest held outside City Hall to support Kurdish refugee on hunger strike - Bristol Live

Bristolpost - 2019-03-07 03:33

Turkey Bans Rally For Kurdish MP On Hunger Strike – Channels Television

Channelstv - 2019-03-07 00:24

Solidarity with İmam Şiş on day 80 of hunger strike in Wales

ANF - 2019-03-06 21:22
Solidarity and support messages as well as visits continue to keep the Kurdish hunger striker's morale high. ...

Komalên Jinên Ciwan: Women are leading the resistance

ANF - 2019-03-06 10:13
"When fascism seems to be strong, women can raise the flag of leadership and carry out an action like the hunger strike undertaken by Leyla Güven.” ...

Protesters Join Kurdish Lawmaker on Hunger Strike

Voanews - 2019-03-06 08:07

Hunger strike in Strasbourg: Day 79

ANF - 2019-03-05 20:17
Despite the fact that they are now facing permanent health problems, activists are determined to continue their action. ...

Prisoner Şeker: On hunger strike until isolation is lifted

ANF - 2019-03-05 18:03
Political prisoner Şevket Şeker who is on hunger strike stated that no vitamins are given to prisoners on hunger strike, especially the important B1. ...

Yazidi women take over the hunger strike in front of the CPT

ANF - 2019-03-05 15:25
The PYD members who carried out the first 5-day hunger strike passed it on to members of the Yazidi Women's Council part of the Yazidi Free Women's Movement (TAJE). ...

Rojava canton representatives and PYD members visit Yagiz

ANF - 2019-03-05 15:25
A committee of representatives from Rojava cantons and PYD Southern Kurdistan Representation members visited HDP Member Nasir Yagiz who has been on a hunger strike against the isolation for 105 days. ...

Leyla Guven rejects “state doctor” knocking on her door

ANF - 2019-03-05 12:45
DTK Co-chair and HDP MP Leyla Guven, who continues her hunger strike in her home in Amed, rejected to receive a “state doctor” who said he was there to treat her. ...

Repression on prisoners on hunger strike increased

ANF - 2019-03-05 09:29
While the ban on the prisoners' letter continues, the deposit of the money into the account of the prisoners is also prevented by the prison administration. ...

Plaza de Mayo Mother visited HDP MP on hunger strike in Amed

ANF - 2019-03-04 22:19
"The public opinion needs to react. Whatever will be done, needs to be done urgently. I am calling on the government and the UN to act with responsibility to prevent any tragedy." ...

Young female activists visited hunger strikers in Strasbourg

ANF - 2019-03-04 15:33
A group of Free Young Women (Jinên Ciwanên Azad) members visited the 14 activists who continue their hunger strike demanding an end to the isolation imposed upon the Kurdish People’s Leader. ...

Hunger strikers’ families visit German Consulate in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-03-04 14:39
Families of politicians on an indefinite non-alternating hunger strike against the Imrali isolation visited the German Consulate to urge Europe to action. ...

Prisoners on hunger strike in Bandirma attacked

ANF - 2019-03-04 12:17
Political prisoners on hunger strikes in the Bandirma Type T Closed Prison No.1 were attacked by the prison guards. ...

Leyla Guven on day 117 of hunger strike

ANF - 2019-03-04 12:17
DTK Co-chair Leyla Guven’s indefinite hunger strike demanding an end to the isolation of Abdullah Ocalan continues on day 117, while Nasir Yagiz is on day 104 of his hunger strike. ...

Kurdish journalists visited hunger strikers in the Hague

ANF - 2019-03-04 09:59
Hüseyin Yıldız and Hasbi Çakıcı have been on hunger strike in the Netherlands for 46 days. ...

Five HDP hunger strikers detained in Amed

ANF - 2019-03-03 21:20
Five people have been taken into custody following a raid in the HDP building in Amed where 6 members of the party, included Dersim Dağ MP are on hunger strike. ...

Hunger strike resistance in Strasbourg on day 78

ANF - 2019-03-03 17:01
On Sunday there were many visits from Germany, Switzerland and many cities of France to Strasbourg where 14 Kurdish activists have been on hunger strike for 78 days. ...

Jailed ESP leader goes on solidarity hunger strike

ANF - 2019-03-03 12:52
Solidarity with Kurdish hunger strike resistance is growing. ...

YPJ sends warm greetings to Kurdish hunger strikers

ANF - 2019-03-03 11:13
YPJ in solidarity with the Kurdish hunger strike campaign. ...

Protest to end isolation in Stockholm

ANF - 2019-03-03 10:05
Riazat explain why they decided to go on hunger strike to respond to the silence of the European institutions. ...

Geneva councillor expressed solidarity with hunger strikers

ANF - 2019-03-02 16:46
“I hereby express my solidarity with the hunger strike activists and want them to know that we stand beside them. Solidarity must be spread further.” ...

Plaza de Mayo mother from Argentina visits Guven in Amed

ANF - 2019-03-02 15:33
Plaza de Mayo mother Nora Cortiñas visited Leyla Guven, who has been on a hunger strike to protest the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Ocalan for 115 days. ...

Left Party MP on hunger strike in Swedish Parliament

ANF - 2019-03-02 15:23
Riazat and Alp held a press conference in Parliament before starting their hunger strike. Underlining the silence of the world over what is going on in Turkey, Riazat and Alp said they were going on a solidarity hunger strike to break this silence. ...

Hunger strike against isolation in Pencewin

ANF - 2019-03-02 14:43
A man named Yunus Umer from Pencewin announced his hunger strike protesting the Imrali isolation. ...

Canadian MP to take hunger strikes to the parliament

ANF - 2019-03-02 12:53
Canadian MP Ziad Aboultaif telephoned Yusuf Iba, who has been on an indefinite nonalternating hunger strike for 49 days in Toronto, Canada, and asked about his health and his protest. Aboultaif said he will take the matter to the parliament. ...

PYD Athens representative visited hunger strikers in Strasbourg

ANF - 2019-03-02 09:28
PYD Athens representative consultant, lawyer Stratos Nikoloudis stressed that hunger strike actions exposed the silence of the European countries and that silence is the expression of the complicity in the concept of war against Kurds. ...

"We are on hunger strike for we love life enough to die for it"

ANF - 2019-03-01 21:08
Şiş said: “Maybe we will die at the end of this action, but what we really need to ask is if it is really a free and equal life the one we are living.” ...

Hunger strike in Duisburg on day 48

ANF - 2019-03-01 16:24
Mustafa Tuzak has been on hunger strike in Duisburg for 48 days. ...

Day 101 on alternating hunger strike in Hewler

ANF - 2019-03-01 14:26
The alternating hunger strike held in parallel with Nasir Yagiz’s indefinite non-alternating hunger strike in Hewler continues on day 101 with a new group. ...

Hunger strikes spread in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-03-01 13:50
Yagiz had been hospitalized on February 26, and after the doctors in the Par Hospital examined him, he refused treatment and continued with his hunger strike. ...

Swedish MP to go on solidarity hunger strike against isolation

ANF - 2019-03-01 12:32
Left Party MP Daniel Riazat will go on a hunger strike in the Swedish Parliament on Friday to show solidarity with Leyla Guven and political prisoners, who continue their hunger strikes demanding an end to the isolation against Ocalan. ...

Canadian MP visited hunger striker Iba in Toronto

ANF - 2019-03-01 09:28
Canadian MP Garnett Genuis visited Yusuf Iba on his 47th day of hunger strike. ...

Nasır Yağız: We will break the isolation

ANF - 2019-03-01 08:30
On the 100th day of his hunger strike, HDP Member Nasır Yağız send a message from Hewlêr. ...

Turkey court frees hunger-strike Kurdish MP Leyla Guven - BBC News

BBC - 2019-02-28 23:25

Hunger strike in Strasbourg reached day 74

ANF - 2019-02-28 19:17
14 people are taking part in the indefinite hunger strike against the isolation launched in Strasbourg on 17 December 2018. Hunger striker and KCDK-E co-chair Yüksel Koç called on Kurds in Europe to support and join actions and the resistance. ...

Sinn Féin puts question to Irish Parliament about Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-02-28 17:50
"The Irish Government will continue to monitor developments in Turkey both in terms of the hunger strike, and on our wider concerns on human rights, freedom of expression, the rule of law, and democracy.” ...

Women from Istanbul visited Leyla Güven on 113rd day of her fast

ANF - 2019-02-28 15:31
Feminist women from Istanbul came to Amed to visit Leyla Güven on hunger strike for 113 days. ...

Yagiz: The isolation will be broken if the people resist

ANF - 2019-02-28 12:31
HDP Member Nasir Yagiz is on day 100 of his hunger strike and continues despite serious health issues. Yagiz said the people should support the hunger strikers and added: “We should crown the resistance with victory in 2019.” ...

Day 73 in Strasbourg: Permanent health issues set in

ANF - 2019-02-27 15:15
The hunger strike in Strasbourg against the isolation continues on day 73 as health issues of hunger strikers become more apparent. The doctors demand steps for a solution and the will of the activists be respected. ...

Yagiz unable to stand up, has weakened heart

ANF - 2019-02-27 12:29
The hunger strike in Hewler against the isolation is on day 99. Nasir Yagiz, already hospitalized and still refusing treatment, continues in a critical state. Yagiz is unable to stand up and his heartbeat has weakened significantly. ...

Taz reports on hunger strike in Strasbourg

ANF - 2019-02-27 12:13
Daily German newspaper Taz reported extensively on the hunger strike by 14 Kurdish politicians and activists in Strasbourg, France on its 73rd day. ...

TKP/ML prisoners to go on hunger strike

ANF - 2019-02-27 11:52
TKP/ML prisoners saluted the hunger strikes and said, “Our people must not allow the resistance to be passed over in silence,” in their announcement of a 5-day hunger strike. ...

Solidarity to Kurdish hunger strike from British trade unionists

ANF - 2019-02-27 10:18
British union's executives are participating in the three-day solidarity action to be held in front of London's Manor House station. ...

Hunger strike in Strasbourg reached day 73

ANF - 2019-02-27 09:46
The resistance is increasing by the day with Kurdish people living in Europe and their friends taking to the streets everywhere. ...

PYD members on 5-day solidarity hunger strike in Strasbourg

ANF - 2019-02-27 09:07
Kurds from Strasbourg did not leave the protesters alone and were coming and going to the place where the PYD members are on hunger strike and where the Vigil is taking place. ...

Yağız refused treatment, continues his hunger strike on day 98

ANF - 2019-02-26 21:06
Yagiz has started to lose his hearing and is having trouble distinguishing sounds. The doctors also say Yagiz’s issues with his sight are getting worse. ...

En grève de la faim depuis 98 jours: le militant kurde Nasir Yagiz commence à perdre la vue et l’ouïe

L'Important - 2019-02-26 19:40
Health of Nasir Yagiz, who is on a hunger strike for Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan, continues to deteriorate. According to his doctors, Yagiz has been experiencing severe stomach aches... ...

Koc: All should rush to Brussels

ANF - 2019-02-26 14:10
European Kurdish Democratic Society Congress (KCDK-E) Co-chair Yuksel Koc who has been on a hunger strike in Strasbourg, called for strong participation to the central march and rally to be held on February 27 in Brussels. ...

PKK and PAJK prisoners to go on hunger strike in all prisons

ANF - 2019-02-26 13:05
PKK and PAJK prisoners announced that they will be going on a hunger strike on March 1 in all prisons until the isolation is broken. The prisoners said, “Lend your voice to our rising resistance, let’s tear down fascism.” ...

Yagiz on 98th day of fast losing his sight and hearing

ANF - 2019-02-26 12:36
Nasir Yagiz, on a hunger strike for 98 days in Hewler, is starting to lose his sight and hearing. ...

Welsh revolutionaries support Kurdish hunger striker Sis

ANF - 2019-02-26 12:18
Welsh revolutionaries and democrats held a 1-day hunger strike to show solidarity with Imam Sis. ...

MLKP prisoners to go on hunger strike against isolation

ANF - 2019-02-26 11:56
Prisoners in the MLKP case announced that they are going on a hunger strike on March 1 demanding an end to the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

German politicians visited hunger strikers in Kassel

ANF - 2019-02-25 22:48
Two Kurdish activists are on hunger strike in Kassel, Germany for 28 days. ...
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