St. Gallen Church sends message of support for Guven

The Swiss St. Gallen Church’s administrator Suzi Alter stated that they are in solidarity with Leyla Guven and demanded an end to the isolation imposed upon Ocalan.

International support continues to pour in for DTK Co-chair and HDP MP Leyla Guven who has been on a hunger strike for 71 days to break the total isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan.

St. Gallen Canton Church administrator Suzi Alter spoke in the International Culture event held in the church and said they are in solidarity with Guven.

Alter said they are in solidarity with Leyla Guven and all Kurds who are on hunger strikes demanding an end to the isolation of Ocalan and added: “The isolation against Ocalan and other reasons that led people to hunger strikes must be removed.”

Alter said the Turkish state has been engaged in a massacre policy against the Kurdish people and added that Turkey has turned into an open prison today, and is becoming a less and less liveable country every day.

Alter spoke about the Kurdish people’s fight against ISIS in Rojava and Syria and stated that they stand with all victimized peoples including the Kurdish people. Alter said, “As a Christian church, we stand against all injustice and we will continue to be so in the future.”