MLKP prisoners to go on solidarity hunger strike

MLKP prisoners will start a solidarity hunger strike against Imrali isolation on January 7.

The prisoners of the Marxist Leninist Communist Party (MLKP) will commence a 5-day hunger strike as of January 7, in support of the hunger strike launched by PKK and PAJK prisoners on November 27 against the Imrali isolation. Making a statement on behalf of the MLKP prisoners, Zeynep Yeter and Deniz Aytaç said, "The isolation imposed upon Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan should be lifted."


The statement said, "The Kurdish people, who have always frustrated -through resistance- the efforts seeking to suppress them, will eliminate the pressure and isolation policy on their leader Abdullah Öcalan thanks to this struggle. We believe that we will triumph over the oppression and isolation policies of the colonialist fascism through a joint resistance, and we call on our peoples to lend support to the ongoing hunger strike resistance."


Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan continues to be kept in total isolation in Imrali prison island. Political prisoners in Turkey and Kurdistan have launched an indefinite and alternate hunger strike on November 27 to demand the end of isolation as well as the end of violations in prisons.

The hunger strike has been taken over by the 8th group of prisoners and has entered its 39th day.

In a statement released in November, PKK and PAJK prisoners said;  "We are launching an indefinite five-day alternating hunger strike in groups until the absolute isolation imposed on our people is overcome. In the meantime, we renew our call once for the CPT (Committee for the Prevention of Torture) to assume its responsibility to prevent torture and inhuman treatment, to fulfill the requirements of being an independent institution, to observe the rights violations in all prisons, especially in Imralı, and to do what is necessary. Through more organized thinking and emotion, the isolation on our Leader and the peoples can be broken and fascism can be defeated, and the resistance can be crowned with victory.