15 March 2012
Hunger strikes continue in several cities
The hunger strikes carried out to demand better health, safe and freedom conditions for Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan continue in Diyarbakır, İzmir, Mersin, Istanbul and Nusaybin. It has been reported that hunger strikers’ health is deterioring every passing day in Diyarbakır.
Members of the Association of Solidarity with Families of Prisoners (TUHAD-DER) in Diyarbakır have begun the fast nine days ago. On Monday a hunger striker fainted while on Tuesday two other hunger strikers were said to be in bad health by doctors. The hunger strikers are determined to continue their action until their demands are met, and they refuse medical treatment and say that the government will be responsible for possible deaths.
The hunger strikes continue with turns in İzmir, Nusaybin and Mersin while in Istanbul the indefinite hunger strike without turns is on its seventh day.
ANF / DIYARBAKIR/AMED