Cizire Region Lawyers Union assigns lawyers for Öcalan's defense
The Cizire Region Lawyers Union called on European institutions to take action against the isolation of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan, and assigned some of its lawyers for Öcalan's defense.
The aggravated isolation imposed by the occupying Turkish state against Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan continues.
Cizire Region Lawyers Union made a public statement on the occasion of the 22nd upcoming anniversary of the international conspiracy on February 15, 1999 against Öcalan.
CALL UPON EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS
The Lawyers Union called on the United Nations Human Rights Council, Amnesty International, Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) and the European Court of Human Rights to break their silence and force the Turkish state to comply with international human rights laws and treaties.
The statement was read out by Xedîce Abraham, co-chair of the Cizire Region Lawyers Union, in front of the Social Justice Council building in Qamishlo city in northeastern Syria on the Syria-Turkey border.
The statement said the following:
"Leader Öcalan is deprived of everything needed to protect his physical life. He is faced with physical and psychological torture, isolation, and violations of rights. The occupying Turkish state violates human rights, international law and political rights, agreements and laws especially when it comes to political prisoners.
We address all international press, international organizations, human rights organizations, lawyers, especially the United Nations Human Rights Council, CPT and European Court of Human Rights. Break your silence and force the Turkish state to comply with international human rights laws and treaties.
We, lawyers, hold ourselves responsible for Leader Öcalan's defense. We are ready to take responsibility and do our part in in order for our demand for Leader Öcalan's release to be fulfilled."