Emergency Press Conference

Place Luxembourg (European Parliament), 1000 Brussels

11am, 26th July 2023

The undersigned trade unions, organisations and individuals support the call for information about the wellbeing and conditions of Kurdish political leader Mr Abdullah Ocalan, and urge people to attend the press conference called by the UK based trade union campaign ‘Freedom for Ocalan’ in front of the European Parliament at 11am on 26th July 2023.

We are deeply concerned that the institution in the Council of Europe (CoE) that is responsible for monitoring the conditions of Mr. Ocalan’s incarceration – The Committee for the prevention of Torture (CPT)- is not providing the public with sufficient information. Mr. Ocalan’s family, his lawyers, and the Kurdish people at large, are requesting that action is taken to address this appalling situation.

The press briefing will highlight the completely inadequate response by European governments, the European Union (EU) human rights organisations, and the Council of Europe, and that their failure to act makes them complicit in this infringement and abuse of basic human rights.

 

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