Hunger strike of PKK and PAJK prisoners continues
The hunger strike started by PKK and PAJK prisoners with the demand that “the isolation imposed upon Öcalan be lifted and rights violations in prisons end” continues in its 4th day.
Political prisoners of PAJK (Kurdistan Women's Liberation Party) and PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) in Turkey’s prisons started a hunger strike on 15 March. The hunger strike demands “the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan and the prisoners with him be lifted at once, conditions to freely negotiate be implemented, rights violations practices in prisons are abandoned and practices of burning down villages end” and will continue in 5-day shifts until April 15.
A related statement by Deniz Kaya on behalf of PKK and PAJK prisoners had stated that their protests would increase if their demands were not met.
Meanwhile, the indefinite-irreversible hunger strike by 28 prisoners in İzmir Aliağa Şakran Prison with the same demands is on its 31st day, the indefinite-irreversible hunger strike by 6 detainees in Edirne Type F Closed Prison is on its 24th day, and the indefinite-irreversible hunger strike by 10 detainees in Van Type T Prison is on its 11th day.
As of yesterday, 15 more prisoners in Van Type T Prison joined the hunger strike, raising the total number to 25; and 16 more joined the hunger strike in Edirne Type F Prison, raising the total number to 22.