Activists from Nuremberg take over Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Vigil in Strasbourg

Activists Hasan Çiçek, Mazlum Doğan and Özgür Kara from Nuremberg took over the Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Vigil in Strasbourg.

The Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Vigil in Strasbourg was launched on 25 June 2012 in Strasbourg. Through this action, every week, a different group of Kurdish activists coming from different parts of Europe demands freedom of Kurdish people's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and an end to isolation. The vigil has reached day 554.

This week, a group from Nuremberg took over the vigil. The group includes Hasan Çiçek, Mazlum Doğan and Özgür Kara.

Speaking to ANF on behalf of the group, Hasan Cicek invited all Kurdish people, especially young people, to resist in order to break isolation. He underlined that the 24th anniversary of the international conspiracy which led to the capture of Öcalan was approaching.

Hasan Çiçek said: “As we approach the anniversary of the International Conspiracy, we have taken over the vigil on behalf of the patriots in Nuremberg. We will put an end to the conspiracy as well as to isolation. Our Leadership is in prison. The will of the Kurdish people is displaying a unique resistance. We invite our people to be sensitive, support and resist. We welcome young men and women to the ranks of the resistance. There is tremendous resistance in the prisons. We salute this resistance.”

Cicek also commemorated Veysi Taş and Mehmet Akar, who set their bodies on fire to draw attention to the systematic isolation against Kurdish people's Leader Abdullah Öcalan. “I want to say this: as our party has declared, we do not approve these kinds of actions. Our Leadership does not approve of them. This should be taken as an instruction from the Leader."