Death faster Aydın: Let's spread the resistance everywhere!
The hunger strike resistance led by HDP MP Leyla Güven to demand the end of isolation against Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan has been joined by thousands of prisoners in Turkey and North Kurdistan and dozens of activists all around the world.
One of the prisoners who turned the hunger strike into death fast on 30 April is Şükran Aydın. She is in Bakırköy Women's Closed Prison.
In a message conveyed to her family Şükran Aydın said that “every place should be converted into resistance and action area” to support the hunger strike and death fast.
The hunger strike resistance led by HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven to demand the end of isolation against Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan has been joined by thousands of prisoners in Turkey and North Kurdistan and dozens of activists all around the world.
On 30 April 15 prisoners have turned their indefinite hunger strike into death fast. Şükran Aydın had gone on hunger strike on 1 March and on 30 April went on death fast in Bakırköy Women's Closed Prison. Aydın, who has been in prison for 12 years, has called on people to support the hunger strike resistance through her family.
Aydın said: "Our action continues with the same exciting and enthusiastic mood. After 30 April, we have taken our action to the highest level. We have gone on death fast. We are determined to continue until we reach our goal and victory. We are perhaps late in our fight against the isolation of Rêber (Leader) Apo, but we are determined to continue in our action until the leader is freed.”
"We have seen once more the importance of resistance"
Referring to the meeting Kurdish People's Leader Öcalan held with his lawyers on 2 May, Aydın said: “This month's meeting with our leader once again shows the difficult period the fascist system is going through. We heard the voice of the leader, and this gave us great morale. We are not people to be fooled. Nobody will ever fool us. We have half broken the isolation, and this once again proves the greatness of the resistance.”
Aydın continued: “Everyone knows that we will not stop until breaking the AKP-MHP fascism. Our people need to make this resistance grow. They must turn every place into resistance and action areas. As activists, we salute our mothers' resistance. In this process, our people should not leave all the burden on the shoulders of mothers. As activists, we celebrate Mother's Day and renew our promise to create a free life.”
Ending her remarks, Aydın said: “Now our young people need to put an end to this silence. Our mothers are brutally attacked. Are the youth going to remain silent? We hope that young friends will turn every street into a serhildan [uprising] area. Our people know well that this system will not take any step on its own. It will thanks to the resistance of our people that will force the enemy to step back. Therefore, as the children of this people, we are proud of their actions. All our friends are feeling strong and determined. Our people should believe in us and in themselves. Don’t expect anything from anyone.”