HDP and DBP Co-chairs and MP Zeydan to go on hunger strike - UPDATE

HDP Co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş, DBP Co-chair Sebahat Tuncel and HDP Hakkari MP Abdullah Zeydan will start a hunger strike.

HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party) Co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş and Hakkari MP Abdullah Zeydan will start a hunger strike tomorrow.

Demirtaş and Zeydan sent a message to the HDP Headquarters and said:

“The Edirne Prison Administration’s approach that is closed for dialogue, their unlawful practices, their inhumane treatment of other prisoners and the fact that they have taken zero steps for good will to end the hunger strikes that have continued for days have led us to go on a hunger strike on Friday.

We are calling on the public to raise awareness on the hunger strikes and rights violations in prisons.”

Co-chair of the Democratic Regions' Party (DBP), Sebahat Tuncel who is jailed in Silivri Prison will also join the hunger strike.

The message sent by DBP Co-chair Tuncel said the followings:

"The indefinite-irreversible hunger strikes launched in prisons with the demand of an end to the aggravated isolation on Mr. Öcalan, rights violations in prisons and repression on villages, and a return to dialogue and negotiations have reached a critical phase. It is of great importance to create democratic public opinion in order that human rights organisations, democratic circles, political parties and our people do not remain silent on hunger strikes, and in order that their demands are met. To this end, I will go on hunger strike together with a group of friends at Silivri No:9 Prison on 1-5 April so that the demands of hunger strikes are met."