Shengal women: We must increase struggle for Öcalan's freedom

The Yazidi Women's Freedom Movement (TAJÊ) held a meeting to address the isolation imposed on Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan and called for increased struggle for the physical freedom of Öcalan.

The Yazidi Women's Freedom Movement (TAJÊ) held a meeting to discuss the aggravated isolation imposed on Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan who has been held in aggravated isolation in Imrali Island Prison since his capture and abduction to Turkey as a result of an international conspiracy in February 1999.

Dozens of women attended the meeting held in Duhla on Thursday. TAJÊ member Pakize Celal delivered a speech at the meeting which started following a minute of silence. Celal talked about the Yazidi massacre on August 3, 2014.  “At that time, the whole world turned a blind eye to us. But Öcalan sent his disciples to protect us. The enemy now wants to carry out a new massacre. Yet, we have established our forces based on Öcalan’s ideas, we are organized, and we are not afraid of anyone.”

Celal recalled that no information on Öcalan’s condition in prison had been received for a long time and stressed that, as the people of Shengal, they were ready to do their best to break his isolation. She called on the people of Shengal to stand up for Öcalan's physical freedom and increase the struggle to this end.

Celal emphasized that Öcalan’s disciples took care of everyone in Shengal, and the Shengal people should embrace him in return. “The isolation imposed on Öcalan is getting aggravated gradually. Öcalan is punished with isolation since he is considered responsible for the liberation of the Yazidis,” she added.

A female citizen named Meyan Şengali took the floor and said: “We have risen with the ideas and thoughts of Öcalan, became organized and got to know our friends and enemies. As the Yazidi people, we will never forget those who helped us and those others who did evil to us. We hope that Öcalan will regain his physical freedom and meet Yazidi mothers on Mount Shengal.”

After the speeches, a biographical documentary about the Kurdish leader was screened.