Geneva demo: Öcalan's isolation is intended to break the Kurdish people’s resistance
The solidarity action for the political prisoners in Turkey has continued in front of the UN headquarters in Geneva. Kurdish politician Metin Mintaş stated that Öcalan's isolation is intended to break the resistance of the Kurdish people.
A solidarity action in support of the demands of political prisoners in Turkey has been taking place since Monday in front of the United Nations (UN) office in Geneva. Since November 27, prisoners have been protesting with a hunger strike against the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan on the prison island of Imrali and the total disenfranchisement in detention centers throughout the country. Solidarity with the hunger striking prisoners in is demanded in the vigil in Geneva, organized by the umbrella organization of democratic Kurdish associations in Switzerland (CDK-S) in the framework of the KCK campaign "End isolation, fascism and occupation - time for freedom".
Kurdish politician Metin Mintaş told ANF on the sidelines of today's rally in Geneva that the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan is intended to break the resistance of the Kurdish people. Regarding the solidarity action, he said, "On Monday, we set up a resistance tent in front of the UN office to publicize the legitimate demands of the prisoners despite the bad weather conditions and restrictions in the wake of the pandemic. We will continue our resistance despite the ban and restrictions and continue to be in the streets to give voice to the prisoners."
At the rally, statements were read out in French and solidarity was expressed with the prison resistance. Activists of the Kurdish Women's Movement in Switzerland (YJK-S) collected signatures for the campaign "100 reasons to prosecute the dictator".
The vigil in front of the UN headquarters will continue next Monday.