Refugees in Maxmur Camp call off hunger strike
The hunger strike that has been going on for 176 days in Maxmur Camp demanding the end of the isolation and reclaiming freedom for Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan was called off with a march.
The indefinite alternating hunger strike that has been going on for 176 days under the leadership of the Ishtar Assembly in Maxmur Refugee Camp has been called off. The hunger strike was carried out to demand freedom for Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan and the end of the isolation imposed on him.
Thousands of people gathered in front of the Martyrs' Families Assembly and marched in front of the United Nations Representation holding posters of Abdullah Öcalan.
Making a statement in front of the UN Representation, Maxmur People's Assembly co-chair Pakistan Bilen said: "The enemy is targeting the leading figures in the struggle in all regions of Kurdistan. They want to destroy the Kurdish people, break, weaken and disperse the will of the Kurdish people. They should know that we are getting stronger with our martyrs. On this basis, our aim is to fight until victory. We owe this to our martyrs. The Kurdish people must oppose these attacks with determination and achieve victory. The next will be a year of victory for the Kurdish people.”
Reminding that the prisoners in prison ended their hunger strike after the calls they received, Pakistan Bilen said: “We too, here in Maxmur Camp, want to end our hunger strike and turn this protest into different actions. We hope that the people of the camp will participate in the next actions even more strongly and effectively.”