Montpellier group run Freedom for Öcalan Vigil on week 400

The Freedom for Öcalan Vigil, held in front of the Council of Europe since 2012 and demanding freedom for the Kurdish people's leader has reached week 400.

The Freedom for Öcalan Vigil in front of the Council of Europe building in Strasbourg has been taken over this week by a group from the city of Montpellier. The activists in the group have taken over the Vigil in its 400th week and are: Cevat Güneş, Azad Şirnak, Hayder Çewlik and Baki Alça.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Cevat Güneş underlined that the international conspiracy against Kurdish people's leader is a dark day for Kurds.

Adding that Kurds from all over the world are standing up for Öcalan, Güneş further underlined that the Vigil is also important to show this support. 

"Kurdish people have been acting with patience and consciousness for almost 8 years", said Güneş adding: "Nobody should expect us to forget our Leadership."

The Freedom for Öcalan Vigil began on 25 June 2012. The action before the Council of Europe is carried out in an area that also includes the European Court of Human Rights, the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) and the European Parliament.