Sit-in action in Amed for prisoners on hunger strike
Political prisoners have been on hunger strikes in Turkey’s prisons since 27 November to end the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and the violations of rights in prisons.
A sit-in protest took place in Amed (Diyarbakir) for political prisoners who carry out hunger strikes in Turkey’s prisons in order to end the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and the violations of rights in prisons.
The hunger strike resistance of political prisoners has been going on since 27 November. On the 83rd day of the strike, the Mesopotamian Language and Culture Research Association (MED-DER) organised a press a statement to raise concern over the isolation and hunger strikes.
Police did not allow the statement to be read out in front of the Human Rights Monument in Koşuyolu Park. After the crowd was prevented from entering the park, the protesters staged a sit-in under the police blockade.
The executives of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Unity and Culture Association for Solidarity with Families Who Lost Their Relatives in the Cradle of Civilizations (MEBYA-DER), Association for Solidarity with the Families of Prisoners (TUAY-DER) also participated in the action.
The activists declared that they support the hunger strike actions by chanting the slogan "Bijî berxwedana zindanan" [Long live the prison resistance].