Swiss Kurdish Women's Movement takes over Freedom for Öcalan Vigil in Strasbourg

Members of the Swiss Kurdish Women's Movement took over the Freedom for Öcalan Vigil in Strasbourg. The action has reached week 484.

The Freedom for Öcalan Vigil continues in Strasbourg since 2012. Activists from all over Europe are demanding freedom for Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan and the end of isolation. The action has entered its 484th week. Members of the Swiss Kurdish Women's Movement took over the vigil. The group includes Songül Hürgeç, Saadet Kural and Dilan Zaza.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Saadet Kural said that Kurdish women will continue their struggle until Öcalan is free, and that the vigil should be supported.

Expressing that Europe, which prides itself on being the defender of democracy and human rights, has closed its eyes to the isolation and torture suffered by Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan, Kural added that Europe is a partner in the crimes committed by the Turkish state against the Kurdish people in the person of Öcalan.

Stating that the freedom struggle of Kurdish women is based on Abdullah Öcalan's paradigm and quest for freedom, Saadet Kural added: "We cannot be liberated until our leadership is liberated."

Kural called on every Kurdish person to participate in the actions in Europe, starting with the Freedom Vigil, and emphasized that the victory against the invasion attacks carried out by the Turkish state in Kurdistan and the massacre attempts against the Kurds can only be eliminated by fighting together.