Organizations join the campaign for Öcalan's freedom
The lawyers' association ELDH, the New Word Summit and the human rights organization AIDL have joined the fight for Öcalan's freedom as part of the "Time for Freedom" campaign.
The campaign for the release of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan is taking on ever greater proportions. In South Africa, the campaign was launched by the Kurdish Human Rights Action Group (KHRAG) together with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). The initiators now announced that the ELDH (European Association of Lawyers for Democracy & World Human Rights), the New World Summit and the "International Alliance for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms" (AIDL) have also joined the campaign.
The ELDH is a progressive, non-profit organization that currently brings together lawyers from 21 European countries who work together to promote equality and human rights across the board. In a letter to the UN, the organization expressed its support for the campaign "The Time is Ripe: Just Peace in Turkey and Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan".
The New World Summit is an artistic and political organization dedicated to building "alternative parliaments" for organizations currently excluded from democracy. Among other things, the New World Summit has established representation in Rojava. In recent years, the New World Summit has held various artistic and political events with the participation of alternative political and social currents. Corresponding events of the New World Summit took place in Rojava as well as in Europe. The New World Summit operates from the Netherlands and seeks to create representation for autonomous societies and peoples without a state.
The International Alliance for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms (AIDL), with offices in Paris and Brussels, advocates for human rights and freedom in North Africa and the Middle East. In its engagement with the UN, the AIDL declared its support for the release of Öcalan.