Health of Kurdish hunger striker in Nuremberg deteriorates
Activists on indefinite hunger strikes against the isolation of Öcalan are already facing health problems.
Kurdish activist Şiyar Xelil has been on hunger strike in the Media People’s House in Nuremberg city of Germany for 54 days.
Xelil was today examined by a doctor after he experienced nausea, exhaustion and loss of sight.
Like thousands of prisoners on hunger strike across Turkey and dozens of activists in Turkey, Kurdistan, Europe and beyond, Xelil demands an end to the isolation regime imposed on Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan.
The hunger strike action spread in a short time following the action of DTK Co-chair and HDP MP Leyla Güven who announced starting an indefinite hunger strike on November 7, 2018, during a hearing she attended while she was held in Amed prison. She was released from prison on January 25th, on the 79th day of her fast which she continues at her home in Amed since.