Hunger strikes in prison reach day 195

The hunger strike launched in Turkish prisons against the Imrali isolation has entered its 195th day. The hunger strike launched in Maxmur has been continuing for 174 days and in Greece for 157 days.

Political prisoners launched an indefinite-alternating hunger strike in Turkish prisons on November 27, in a bid to end the isolation against PKK Leader Abdullah Öcalan, who has been held in İmralı High Security F Type Closed Prison for 22 years, and to protest the increasing violations of rights in prisons. The action is on its 195th day and is carried out by the 39th group of prisoners.

While the hunger strike resistance continues prisoners are being subjected to all kinds of violations.


On December 18, a hunger strike was launched in the Maxmur Camp in the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq. The action, which is led by women, has been carried out in the Maxmur Martyr Families Association for 174 days.


The indefinite-alternating hunger strike action launched in Greece's Lavrio Camp has been continuing for 157 days. The hunger strike in the camp is led by the Revolutionary Youth Movement (TCŞ-Tevgera Ciwanên Şoreşger), the Kurdish Women's Movement in Europe (Tevgera Jinên Kurdistan a Ewropa) and Navenda Çanda Kurdistan (Kurdish Cultural Center).