Justice Vigil for prisoners continues on 15th day

Dicle Culture and Art Association visited the Justice Vigil carried out by the prisoners' families.

The Justice Vigil, launched by the relatives of the prisoners at the Human Rights Association (IHD) Amed Branch, is on its 14th day. Rabia Ataş, mother of Şivekar Ataş, who is held in Bakırköy Women's Closed Prison, joined the vigil. Members of the Association for Solidarity with the Families of Detainees (TUHAY DER), Dicle Culture and Art Association, Amed City Theater and Lawyers Association for Freedom (ÖHD) visited the relatives of the prisoners.

Dicle Culture and Art Association Trainer Celal Ekin drew attention to the fact that the pressure on prisoners is everyone's problem. Saying that the pressure carried out by the AKP-MHP government on society is increasing day by day, Ekin said: "We must respond to these pressures together. From now on, we are with you every day. We will be here every day. We want all the detainees to be released. They are not guilty of any crime. Our detainees are people who have rebelled against persecution."

Ekin continued: "We are sure that this action will achieve its purpose. The government will come to you one day. As long as we take care of each other, our unity will be stronger and they will have to come and listen to your demands. Never feel alone."

Fevziye Kolakan, mother of Ahmet Kolakan, who is being held in Bandırma Prison No. 2, emphasized that the vigil is for all prisoners. Noting thatsdhe could not go to visit her son for a long time, Kolakan said: "All mothers are suffering. We only wish to see no bodies coming out from prison."

Call to all prisoners’ families to join the vigil

İnci Güler Altındağ, a relative of Abdülselam Güler, who is imprisoned in Diyarbakır F Type High Security Prison, said that since the 80s, the various governments have been giving them hard times. "We are here to solve these problems. We will bring justice. Today we are in prisons for our language and identity. But we do not accept this persecution."

Hakkı Boltan, father of ill prisoner Civan Boltan, said that they want justice not only for ill prisoners, but also for the Kurdish culture and language. "This demand for justice is also for our language and culture. Culture and art also have their share of injustices. We all live in an injustice. Right now, the cause of the crisis in Turkey is the injustice done to the Kurdish people."