KCDK-E: Let's mobilize for the health and safety of President Öcalan
After the Asrın Law Office's statement, KCDK-E stated that the concerns about the health and safety of Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan have increased. "We invite you to actively participate in the actions to be held on 3 December."
The European Kurdistan Democratic Societies Congress (KCDK-E) made a written statement regarding the fact that Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan, who has not been heard for 20 months, was apparently not visited by the CPT delegation who went to İmralı Island in September 2022. The KCDK-E, which wants Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan to meet with his lawyers, called on international institutions, including the CPT and the Council of Europe, to fulfil their responsibility and ensure the prisoners' rights in Imrali are guaranteed.
The statement said: “The situation of President Öcalan, Hamili Yıldırım, Ömer Hayri Konar and Veysi Aktaş, who have been kept in absolute isolation for 20 months, remains unknown.
All applications made by Öcalan’s lawyers to the European Court of Human Rights, the United Nations Human Rights Committee and its sub-units against torture were left unanswered.
International institutions, especially the CPT and the Council of Europe, should urgently step in and ensure that visits are granted.
As KCDK-E, our call to the Kurdish people and their friends is to support the Leadership with uninterrupted actions for his safety and health. For this, we call on our people and friends to actively participate in the actions to be taken on 3 December in all European countries, Canada and Australia.”