Repression of Artists in Kenya for Solidarity with Ocalan

We at Peace in Kurdistan have received the following statement from the Grassroots Liberation Movement in Kenya.  We are concerned to draw your attention to the disturbing repressive developments discussed in the statement, which we reproduce below, and which we would like you to share.

WAHENGA STATEMENT MAY 26 , 2022

The Grassroots Liberation Movement in Kenya caught the attention of many people around the globe several weeks ago, with an impressive mural campaign expressing international solidarity in support of the cause of the freedom of Abdullah Öcalan.  Now the group of young artists behind the mural campaign, a group known as the Wahenga, are being targeted by the Nairobi municipal government, threatened with arrest should they paint any more murals. Continue reading “Repression of Artists in Kenya for Solidarity with Ocalan”

(PDF) The Imrali Post

You Heard His Name. Learn His Story. Demand His Freedom.

Issue No 10 / 25 May 2022 ★ Contact: [email protected]

The Imrali Post is a new news bulletin published by the International Initiative “Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan—Peace in Kurdistan”. It aims to highlight news in relation to the struggle for freedom of the political prisoners, in particular of Abdullah Öcalan, and peace and democracy in Kurdistan.

The bulletin is published as a PDF and distributed by mail. If you are interested in receiving a copy, please let us know and send a mail to [email protected] .

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Louise Regan: Freedom for Ocalan is crucial for peace in the region

18 May 2022

Louise Regan, National Officer, Membership and Equality, National Education Union and the Time Has Come Campaign supporter interviewed by journalist Erem Kansoy.

The interview was prepared with the support of the Freedom for Ocalan Campaign and the Peace in Kurdistan campaign in collaboration with Medya Haber TV and Sterk TV.

Medya Haber https://www.medyahaber.info/

Peace in Kurdistan – https://www.peaceinkurdistancampaign.com

Watch: https://youtu.be/Y22WWeI_oBM

 

Peace in Kurdistan

Campaign for a political solution of the Kurdish Question

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https://www.peaceinkurdistancampaign.com

Contacts Estella Schmid: 07846 666 804 & Melanie Gingell: 07572 430903

 

Interview with Duran Kalkan, member of the KCK Executive Council, 13 May 2022

Dear all,
    we have just published a new interview with Duran Kalkan, member of the
    KCK Executive Council, about the continued international efforts to
    bring an end to Abdullah Öcalan´s isolation, the most recent
    developments regarding Turkey´s attacks on South Kurdistan, the latest
    attacks of the Iraqi army on Şengal [Sinjar] and the importance of
    increased international protest against Turkey´s war policy.

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Imrali Post. Issue No 9 / 11 May 2022

You Heard His Name. Learn His Story. Demand His Freedom.

★ Contact: [email protected]

Contents

Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2

Duisburg DKTM members take over the Freedom for Öcalan Vigil on Strasbourg………………………2 Judge imposes new 6-month lawyer visit ban on Abdullah Öcalan…………………………………………….2 Lawyers submit another application to visit Abdullah Öcalan…………………………………………………..3

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Imrali Post Issue 8

You Heard His Name. Learn His Story. Demand His Freedom.

Issue No 8 / 2 May 2022 ★ Contact: [email protected]

Contents

Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2

Lawyers of Abdullah Öcalan apply for a visit………………………………………………………………………….2 Öcalan’s lawyers submit urgent request to CPT………………………………………………………………………3 Lawyers submit another application to visit Abdullah Öcalan…………………………………………………..4

1st of May………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6

KCK: Let’s take a stand together against the AKP-MHP occupation attacks on May 1………………….6

Prisons……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 9

Kurdish language continues to be prohibited in prisons……………………………………………………………9 Human Rights Association: 255 prisoners have died in 5 years………………………………………………..10 HDP deputy Gergerlioğlu draws attention to overcrowding and violations in Turkish prisons……..11 Guards force prisoners to commit suicide in Silivri………………………………………………………………..12 70-year-old prisoner remains in prison despite not being able to meet his needs…………………………13 Police detains activists protesting for prisoners in Istanbul………………………………………………………13 Families protesting for prisoners on death fast detained………………………………………………………….14 Hıdır Sabur: We must raise our voice to expose violations of rights in prison…………………………….15

Military Aggressions by Turkey…………………………………………………………………………………………. 16

Karayılan: This is a matter of life and death, every Kurd must do their part!………………………………16 Turkey’s village guards continue plunder of nature in South Kurdistan……………………………………..26 Forests in Şırnak countryside under Turkish military threat…………………………………………………….27 Muqtada Al Sadr says Turkish attacks a violation of Iraqi sovereignity………………………………………28 Iraqi President Barham Salih: Turkish state’s attacks are clear threat to national security………………28 Iraq hands Turkey a diplomatic note, calling for withdrawal of Turkish troops…………………………..29 Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies Turkish President statement about Baghdad cooperation….29 Chinook helicopters in the war in Kurdistan………………………………………………………………………..30 KNK issues public call demanding the OPCW to investigate Turkey’s use of chemical weapons…..31 Germany backs Turkish invasion in South Kurdistan……………………………………………………………..33 Osman Kavala sentenced to aggravated life imprisonment in Gezi Trial……………………………………34

Human Rights……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 35

Teacher working in Mersin has his “salary cut” for speaking Kurdish and Arabic to his students…..35

Şenyaşar Family’s Case…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 36

Emine Şenyaşar summoned to testify again………………………………………………………………………….36

Four people arrested in connection with massacre against Şenyaşar family in Urfa………………………37

Opinion………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 38

Sezai Temelli: The war economy is the reason for Turkey’s economic collapse…………………………….38

Reclaim and protect the resistance in prison…………………………………………………………………………40

Who Are We?…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 42

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You Heard His Name. Learn His Story. Demand His Freedom.

Issue No 7 / 12 April 2022 ★ Contact: [email protected]

Contents

Imrali……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2

Asrın Law Office calls for urgent action against the isolation in Imrali Prison………………………………2

International lawyers’ organizations urge the CPT to visit Imrali……………………………………………….4

4th of April: Birth of a People…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6

KCK: April 4 proclaims the good news of a free life………………………………………………………………..6 Kurdish parties call for participation in Öcalan’s birthday celebration in Amara…………………………..8 Seminar in Shengal to mark Abdullah Öcalan’s birthday………………………………………………………..10 Kirkuk residents celebrate birthday of Abdullah Öcalan…………………………………………………………10 ‘We rediscovered our existence with Rêber Apo’……………………………………………………………………11 Women from the Arab community living in Shengal plant saplings to mark birthday of Öcalan…..12 73 saplings were planted for Öcalan, who turned 73……………………………………………………………..13 PKK leader Öcalan’s birthday celebrated in the house where he was born………………………………….13

Newroz 2022…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 14

PKK: A Newroz of Victory………………………………………………………………………………………………..14

Police intimidation of children during Newroz……………………………………………………………………..16

Prisons………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 17

Another ill prisoner dies because of delay in his release…………………………………………………………..17 Prisoner’s families stage sit-in protest outside courthouse in Amed…………………………………………..18 Justice Vigil launched in Istanbul after Amed, Van and Izmir………………………………………………….19 Çukurova TUAY-DER co-chair: Speak up against suspicious deaths and violations of rights in prison …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….19 A message of hope to the Kurds from a former Chilean political prisoner………………………………….20 ‘Ill prisoners should be diagnosed by independent institutions,’ says chair of medical association….22 New isolation areas: S-Type prisons…………………………………………………………………………………….23 Prisoner subjected to ill-treatment by doctor after protesting against handcuffs during examination25 Death of a political prisoner in Turkey: Religious service, funeral car denied……………………………..26 Released from prison after 30 years: We never abandoned hope………………………………………………27

Opinion………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 28

It’s time to delist the PKK as a terror organisation…………………………………………………………………28 Terrorism: the power of a word – a weekly news review………………………………………………………….30 Kurds and the walls built around them………………………………………………………………………………..34 The Liars Are Desperate……………………………………………………………………………………………………35 Emancipating humanity from the inhuman acts of humans……………………………………………………37

Who Are We?…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 39 —★—

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Margaret Owen’s interview on Abdullah Ocalan’s isolation

Margaret Owen OBE, International Human Rights Lawyer, President of Widows for Peace through Democracy (WPD) and Patron of Peace in Kurdistan interviewed by journalist Erem Kansoy.

The interview was prepared with the support of the Freedom for Öcalan Campaign and the Peace in Kurdistan campaign in collaboration with Medya Haber TV and Sterk TV.

Peace in Kurdistan – https://www.peaceinkurdistancampaign.com

Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC} – http://www.campacc.org.uk

Medya Haber https://www.medyahaber.info/

Watch: https://youtu.be/7F8V2yYy_fA

Grassroots Liberation celebrates Ocalan’s birthday – Önder Apo, Kenya’dan da selamlandı

Kurdish Leader Abdullah Ocalan’s birthday was celebrated in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The Grassroots Liberation movement painted a large mural and planted a tree for Leader Apo’s birthday, and a call made for freedom for Leader Apo at the event.

Kenya’nın Başkenti Nairobi’de de Önder Apo’nun doğum günü kutlandı. Demokratik ulusun mimarı Önder Apo’nun doğum günü Güney Afrika’da da kutlandı. Grassroots Liberation hareketi Önder Apo’nun doğum günü için büyük bir graffiti çizdi ve ağaç ekti, etkinlikte Önder Apo’ya özgürlük çağrısı yapıldı.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKAKGZg-YDs