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Turkey: Indefinite-irreversible hunger strike of PAJK/PKK prisoners on day 20

The indefinite-irreversible hunger strike of PAJK/PKK prisoners in İzmir’s Şakran Prison is on its 20th day.

Political prisoners of PAJK (Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party) and PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) in İzmir’s Aliağa Campus of Prisons started an indefinite-irreversible hunger strike on February 15 to protest the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan and the continued rights violations and physical and psychological torture in prisons.

The hunger strike is on its 20th day, with 8 prisoners from T2, 5 from T3 and 5 from the women’s department.

The Şakran Prison has turned into a systemic torture center and every day new incidences of rights violations and torture come to light. Families going for visitations are subjected to mistreatment and physical torture in the prison and healthy communication with the arrestees is impossible due to communication penalties issued to prisoners.

The prisoners on hunger strike sent a message through their lawyers, which is as follows;

“We as PAJK and PKK prisoners in Şakran, 8 men and 5 women, started an indefinite-irreversible hunger strike on February 15 to protest the aggravated isolation of our Leader, the ongoing State of Emergency (OHAL) process, and to demand a return to the process of resolution and negotiations. More inmates from other prisons in Şakran are joining the hunger strike every day.

The practices put into effect during the recent process of OHAL and statuary decrees are at an unacceptable level. We call on our our people and public opinion to show sensitivity.

PKK and PAJK prisoners.”

http://www.anfenglish.com/human-rights/indefinite-irreversible-hunger-strike-of-pajk-pkk-prisoners-on-day-20

Türkei: PKK and PAJK prisoners begin indefinite alternate hunger strike

PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party) and PAJK (Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party, Partiya Azadiya Jin a Kurdistan) prisoners have begun an indefinite and alternate hunger strike in jails across Turkey and North Kurdistan.

Friday, March 4, 2016 12:45 PM
NEWS DESK – ANF

PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party) and PAJK (Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party, Partiya Azadiya Jin a Kurdistan) prisoners have begun an indefinite and alternate hunger strike in jails across Turkey and North Kurdistan.

In a statement on behalf of PKK and PAJK prisoners, Deniz Kaya said their protest was a “warning” to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling AKP government, and based on a demand for the recognition of Kurdish people’s demand for self-rule and physical freedom for their leader Abdullah Öcalan.

The statement by Kaya drew attention to the policies of denial and annihilation pursued by Erdoğan and the AKP government against the Kurdish people with an unprecedented savagery today. Kaya called upon those calling themselves intellectuals, writers and journalists who remain silent and unresponsive on brutal massacres to respect human values and realities. Kaya warned that the war being waged by Erdoğan against Kurds today is dragging Turkey to the verge of a chaos.

“We need to state clearly that we have never surrendered to these dirty policies during the 43 years of our struggle, nor will we ever surrender. By burning people alive in basements and displaying the naked bodies of victims, AKP government manifests the fact that it pays homage to neither laws of war nor humanity. Erdoğan and AKP government that push the limits of tolerance will be definitively brought to book by the Kurdish people and movement” the statement said.

Kaya emphasised that they as PKK and PAJK inmates in prisons in Turkey and North Kurdistan will be standing by and taking part in the honorable resistance of their people, for which purpose they have started an indefinite and alternate hunger strike in all prisons.

Kaya continued, pointing to the ongoing isolation of Öcalan since after Erdoğan and his men ended the process of talks and negotiations while the Kurdish leader wanted to achieve a permanent solution to stop deaths and bloodshed in the country.

Deniz Kaya said their demand was the ending of the isolation imposed on Öcalan, removal of the siege and curfew in the areas of self-rule and resistance, acknowledgment of Kurdish people’s demand for self-rule and their attainment of political status.

The statement noted that the hunger strike of PKK and PAJK prisoners is beginning today and will continue in groups to take over the strike every 10 days.

On behalf of PKK and PAJK prisoners, Kaya remarked that they will defend themselves and enhance the resistance in the face of every attack aimed at them, and called upon all sensible circles to expose the atrocious practices of the AKP government and stand by the Kurdish people.

http://www.anfenglish.com/kurdistan/pkk-and-pajk-prisoners-begin-indefinite-alternate-hunger-strike

Türkei: Aufruf zum Widerstand von gefangenen Frauen

Im geschlossenen Sincan Frauengefängnis in Ankara führten die MLKP- [Marxistisch-Leninistisch-Kommunistische Partei der Türkei], TKP/ML- [Kommunistische Partei der Türkei / Marxisten-Leninisten] und MKP [Maoistisch Kommunistische Partei der Türkei]-Gefangenen eine Reihe von Aktionen gegen die Vernichtungsoperationen der AKP und für die Unterstützung des Widerstandes der Selbstverwaltungsorgane in Kurdistan durch, die sie im Gefängnis durchführten und jeden dazu aufriefen, den Widerstand in Kurdistan zu übernehmen.

Nachrichten Zentrale (22.02.2016) Die gesamten Operationen der AKP und von Erdogan, die von der Regierung zur Zerstörung des Selbstverwaltungs-Widerstandes ausgeführt werden, führten zu einer Unterstützung durch die gefangenen Frauen der MLKP, TKP/ML und MKP im Sincan Frauengefängnis in Ankara. In Briefen, die durch einen Anwalt überbracht wurden, schreiben die weiblichen Gefangenen, dass sie die Aktionen unterstützen, die von den PAJK-Gefangenen gegen das Massaker in Kurdistan ergriffen worden sind. „Zerstörung, Verleugnung, Assimilation und Vertreibung des kurdischen Volkes durch die Massaker kann verhindert werden durch die Erklärung der Selbstverwaltung durch die YPS gegen diese Unterdrückung und Tyrannei. Den Kampf gegen den Faschismus und die Unterordnung krönt der heroische Widerstand, der sich nicht fügen wird. Von Rojava bis zu Kobane bauen die Aufstände den Weg in die Zukunft der Kämpferinnen.“

„Als Revolutionärinnen im Gefängnis begrüßen wir den heroischen Widerstand der kurdischen Revolutionärinnen und als kommunistische Gefangene den Widerstand unseres Volkes.“ Sagten die weiblichen Gefangenen, damit der Widerstand, besonders der Frauen, und die Barrikaden mächtiger werden, führten sie eine Reihe von Aktionen aus, die dazu führen sollen, dass unsere Schultern den Widerstand verstärken.

Folgende Aktionen führten die Gefangenen aus:

  • Am 4., 5. und 6. Januar wurden Lärmaktionen ausgeführt und während dieser Woche wurden Parolen gerufen.
  • Vom 4. bis zum 18. Januar wurde gegen das Massaker protestiert und wir gingen zu Gericht und skandierten Parolen, um den Widerstand zu begrüßen.
  • Vom 18. bis zum 22. Januar beteiligten wir uns am Protest der PAJK und der Gefangenen, um Brot und Essen für fünf Tage zu bekommen, und vom 27. bis zum 29. Januar schrieben wir Geschichte, als Zentrum der PAJK-Gefangenen, und unterstützten einen dreitägigen Hungerstreik.
  • Zum Schluss in den letzten zwei Wochen ab dem 8. Februar begannen wir nicht nachzulassen und den Standpunkt der Aktionen zu klären.

Die weiblichen Gefangen erklärten zum Schluss, dass sie damit fortfahren werden, dem Widerstand in Kurdistan eine Stimme zu geben: „Vor diesem Kampf, der Frauen und Kinder tötet, verbeugen wir uns respektvoll im Gedenken und im Kampf, besonders dem Widerstand der Revolutionärinnen und Revolutionäre, und gestehen alle unsere revolutionären Gefühle als kommunistische Gefangene ein, und grüßen Euch. Unser ganzes Volk in Kurdistan rufen wir dazu auf, dem Widerstand seine Schultern zu geben.“

http://www.nouvelleturquie.com/de/non-classe-de/aufruf-zum-widerstand-von-gefangenen-frauen/

PKK and PAJK prisoners: We salute the resistance of our people

PKK and PAJK prisoners on hunger strike urged the AKP to immediately abandon policies of denial and annihilation, and called upon the Kurdish people to defend self-rule and democratic autonomy under any circumstances.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 10:15 AM
NEWS DESK – ANF

PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party) and PAJK (Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party, Partiya Azadiya Jin a Kurdistan) prisoners on hunger strike announced that they will continue their resistance in prison.

Urging the AKP to immediately abandon policies of denial and annihilation, Kurdish prisoners also called upon the Kurdish people to defend self-rule and democratic autonomy under any circumstances.

Deniz Kaya on behalf of PKK and PAJK prisoners has released a statement regarding the hunger strike they have continued since August 15 and the total warfare concept of the AKP.

Kaya pointed out that AKP dragged peoples into a war after the defeat it suffered in June 7 elections and the success HDP achieved by becoming the center of Turkey peoples’ for a more democratic and together living. Kaya underlined that AKP also initiated a total warfare concept against the Kurdish Freedom Movement and policies aiming to make peoples confront each other.

‘WE WILL NOT GIVE UP ON RESISTANCE’

Remarking that AKP has recently adopted an attitude aiming a massacre of civilians in the face of Kurdish people’s will for self-rule, the statement said forces affiliated to AKP bombed the mountains of Kurdistan every day, jailed elected representatives and youths of the Kurdish people, imposed curfews in Kurdish towns in a way much worse than the process of 12 September fascist military coup, disrecognized the self-rule declarations of the people and pursued a policy subjecting the Kurdish people to massacres, young and old alike.

Pointing to the heavy repression in Turkish jails, the statement remarked that an unprecedented isolation was being imposed in the heaviest way on Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Öcalan, while political prisoners in Turkish jails, Elbistan and Antalya in the first place, were being subject to heavy torture and intervention. The statement also underlined that the policies of torture and exile against political prisoners would not be able to make them desist from their resistance and commitment for freedom.

‘SELF-RULE AND AUTONOMY MUST BE DEFENDED’

Describing the defense of self-rule and democratic autonomy as an inevitable duty for all those jailed as part of political genocide operations, the statement said; “The hunger strike started by us as PKK and PAJK prisoners on August 15 has entered its 26th day. We salute the resistance of our people and all those resisting bravely for the building of self-rule in neighborhoods, towns and districts. We would like to state that we will enhance our resistance further as long as the AKP government’s policies of denial and annihilation against the Kurdish Freedom Movement and the Kurdish people continue.”

‘AKP MUST IMMEDIATELY ABANDON THESE POLICIES’

Urging the AKP to immediately abandon the policies of denial and annihilation, Kaya on behalf of PKK and PAJK prisoners condemned the lynching culture pursued by the fascist AKP ruling against the people in Northern Kurdistan, Cizre in the first place.

Kaya saluted the democratic resistance of the Kurdish people in Cizre, Silopi, Fargin, Gımgım, Gever and all across Kurdistan and reiterated their determination to resist every single act directed against the Kurdish people and their leader.

Source: http://anfenglish.com/kurdistan/pkk-and-pajk-prisoners-we-salute-the-resistance-of-our-people

PAJK and PKK prisoners begin hunger strike for Suruç Massacre

PAJK (Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party, Partiya Azadiya Jin a Kurdistan) and PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party) prisoners will go on a hunger strike between July 24 and 26 in order to protest Suruç Massacre.

PAJK (Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party, Partiya Azadiya Jin a Kurdistan) and PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party) prisoners will go on a hunger strike between July 24 and 26 in order to protest Suruç Massacre.

Deniz Kaya on behalf of the prisoners stated that they would be mourning for 3 days and rebelling for another 3. Kaya defended their right to bring AKP to account for not preventing ISIS attacks and setting ISIS gangs free, and called on civilians to organize their self-defense and condemned the massacre in Suruç.

‘OPPONENTS OF SOLUTION AND NEGOTIATION ARE THE PARTNERS OF THE MASSACRE’

Kaya described the attack on revolutionary youth aiming to rebuild Kobanê as the denial of humanity, and strongly condemned the ISIS army of rape for its massacre. Kaya stated that the partners of the massacre were the opponents of solution and negotiation in Turkey, who targeted HDP and the Kurdish People’s Leader Öcalan’s perspective of democratic solution and nation.

Describing Suruç martyrs as the followers of revolutionaries such as Deniz, Mahir, Paramaz and Sarya, and saying that the young socialists were showing solidarity with YPG/YPJ forces inflicting heavy blows on ISIS gangs from Jarablus to Raqqa, Kaya called on peoples in Turkey unite, mobilize and resist attacks like the one in Suruç, and recalled Öcalan’s earlier warnings concerning peoples’ self-defense.

‘WE MUST BRING AKP TO ACCOUNT AND ENSURE OUR OWN SECURITY’

Kaya warned young people and civilians about similar attacks across Kurdistan and Turkey, and called on civilians to organize their self-defense. Kaya defended their right to bring AKP to account for not preventing ISIS attacks and setting ISIS gangs free, since it was the state’s main responsibility to protect its citizens, and called upon people to ensure their own security in every street, gathering and event.

HUNGER STRIKE DECISION

The statement on behalf of PKK and PAJK prisoners emphasized that no massacre could force them to give up on their demands for freedom and democracy, but instead give them more reasons for resistance.

Kaya said that they would go on a hunger strike between July 24 and 26 in order to protest Suruç Massacre, and would be mourning for 3 days and rebelling for another 3. Kaya offered their condolences to peoples and commemorated with respect the young revolutionaries who sacrificed themselves for the freedom of their people.

Source: http://anfenglish.com/news/pajk-and-pkk-prisoners-begin-hunger-strike-for-suruc-massacre