Senators and deputies from Uruguay in solidarity with HDP
“The HDP is an expression of the struggles to democratize the Turkish State and contemplate the diversity of peoples that live there,” said senators and deputies from Uruguay.
Senators and deputies from Uruguay have signed a joint statement warning about a possible outlawing in Turkey of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).
The statement includes the following:
“The HDP is an expression of the struggles to democratize the Turkish State and contemplate the diversity of peoples that live there, carrying as flags the demands of the Kurdish and Armenian peoples, as well as respect for cultural and religious diversity, and all of the ethnic minorities. Also in these years of getting over the obstacles imposed by the Turkish government, the movement has walked a path of equality, becoming a reference in the struggle of women, in the demand for rights that are systematically denied.
The criminalization of this party and movement has generated the imprisonment of its main leaders and the persecution of its elected authorities, for political reasons, now wanting to advance to a total prohibition.
We call for solidarity with the politically persecuted of this movement, and we demand that the Uruguayan State continue with its tradition of solidarity, dignity and independence from international pressures, which have characterized the foreign policy of our country, and have meant the recognition of the entire international community.
In this way we always reaffirm that they are pillars of our tradition as a country: respect and demand for the defense of civil and political rights of all populations that are threatened, as has been demonstrated throughout history with the Armenian people and more recently with the Kurdish people.”
The statement was signed by the following senators and deputies: