A protest in front of the French Foreign Ministry

ANF, 15:08 / 02 April 2012

In Paris a group of Kurdish women carried out a sit-in protest in front of the French Foreign Ministry. The women, who met with the minister responsible of relations with Turkey, demanded that the French government put pressure on the Turkish government to end the isolation of Abdullah Ocalan.

The protestors also wanted to highlight the hunger strikes in Strasbourg and in prisons across Turkey. In their meeting with the minister, Pascal Vagogne, the women highlighted many other incidents in Turkey such as the Roboski massacre, the sexual abuse of Kurdish children in Turkish prisons and the continuing arrests of Kurdish politicians.

A document detailing the above mentioned incidents along with the demand that the CPT urgently visits Abdullah Ocalan in Imrali prison was presented to the minister. The Minister said that they were closely following developments in Turkey and that he would present the document to the minister of Foreign Affairs Alain Juppe.


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