Kurds protest in front of EU office in Moscow

Kürdistan Lezgiyeva-ANF

09:53 / 27 Mart 2012

The hunger strike started by Kurds in Moscow, in solidarity with the indefinite hunger strikes in Strasbourg and Turkey’s prisons, ended on its 5th day with a protest in front of the EU office in Moscow. The hunger strike was started by 15 people but on the second day this figure shot up to 60. The protest was carried out by the hunger strikers and Kurds from the region holding Ocalan posters and KCK flags. A document listing their demands was handed to the EU representative’s office. The hunger strike has been taken up by Kurds living in the Adigey Autonomous Republic.

Rafik Kamil, the chairperson of the Ezidi Association, made a short speech in which he hailed all freedom martyrs in the name of Mahsum Korkmaz as the “great guerrilla commandant”. Kamil continued to say “by using chemical weapons against the guerrillas Turkey is violating the Geneva Convention to which it is a signatory to. Alongside this Turkey is applying an inhumane measure of isolation against the Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Ocalan. We condemn the approach of the Turkish state. We support the hunger strikers who are putting their lives on the line against these policies.”

The hunger strike was later taken over by Kurds coming from Autonomous Republic of Adigey. Their strike is expected to last 4 days. The strikers continued their protest in good spirits shouting slogans and dancing with visitors.

ANF NEWS AGENCY

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