Activists on vigil in front of UN pay tribute to PKK member slain in Sulaymaniyah

The sit-in demonstration in front of the United Nations Office in Geneva, which has been ongoing since January 25, demands an end to the isolation of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan.

A sit-in protest against the isolation of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan continues in front of the United Nations (UN) building in Geneva, Switzerland.

Kurdish activists have been protesting every Wednesday since January 15, gathering around the tent of resistance they have set up in front of the UN.

During yesterday’s vigil, which was joined by members of the Kurdish People's Assembly from the city of Solothurn, a minute's silence was observed in remembrance of PKK Solidarity Committee with Families of Martyrs member Yasin Bulut (Şükrü Serhat), who was murdered as a result of an armed attack in the city centre of Sulaymaniyah on September 17.

Salih Sağlam, co-chairman of the Geneva Democratic Kurdish Community Center (CDK), delivered a speech here and made the following remarks:

"The AKP/MHP fascism, which is experiencing unrest against the ‘Stop Isolation, Fascism, and Occupation; Time for Freedom' campaign and is not satisfied with the inhuman attacks targeting the Kurdish people and Kurdistan with poisonous and chemical gases, has most recently initiated the concept of assassination through the MIT (Turkish intelligence service). The AKP/MHP fascism obviously targets the ‘Time for Freedom’ campaign with these attacks. We shall ensure the freedom of our Leader and Kurdistan by claiming the guerrilla resistance and continuing the fight against these attacks wherever we are.”

Sağlam added, “The UN and international institutions are obliged to fulfil their responsibilities to fight against inhuman war crimes."

Following Sağlam's speech, a sit-in was held, accompanied by slogans in support of the ‘Time for Freedom’ campaign.