Dinç says that isolation targets Öcalan's ideas
Mazlum Dinç, Abdullah Öcalan’s legal guardian, said that the Imrali isolation is unique in the world, and added: "The aim of isolation is to eliminate Öcalan's ideas."
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) hung a banner "Tecrîd sûcê mirovahiyê (Isolation is a crime against humanity)" in the hall before the panel organized by the Amed-Diyarbakir Provincial Organization.
The speakers of the panel, moderated by HDP Deputy Provincial co-chair İrfan Söner, were Mazlum Dinç, one of the lawyers of the Asrın Law Office, HDP deputy Dersim Dağ, Şehmus Doku and Gani Alkan, executives of the 78s Association. The panel was attended by Democratic Society Congress (DTK) executives, Free Women's Movement (TJA) activists, Peace Mothers and many party members.
Gani Alkan, executive of the 78s Association, talked about the history of the hunger strike.
Şeyhmus Doku, also an executive of the 78s association, spoke about the hunger strike in Diyarbakır Prison, which was turned into a torture center during the 12 September 1980 military coup.
Doku said: "Mazlum Doğan burned himself with three matches. Those people wanted to tell something. The determination to fight shown then is being replicated today by the hunger strikers who struggle for a better life and society and who demands the end of the isolation on Öcalan." He also expressed the importance of ensuring unity and fighting together.
Dinç: Öcalan is under total isolation
In his speech, Mazlum Dinç, Öcalan's legal guardian and a lawyer from the Asrın Law Office, drew attention to the fact that the 21-year isolation against Öcalan has now turned into a total isolation.
Dinç said that the unlawful isolation in Imrali has no equal in the world.