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Strasbourg city of France witnessed on Saturday the greatest 15 February protest of the last 13 years.

Sixty thousand people from many countries in Europe have demanded freedom for the Kurdish leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan Öcalan and status for Kurdish people. Ocalan is serving a life prison term in Turkey. ANF news agency reported.

The demonstrators demanded his release. The demonstration is timed to the anniversary of Ocalan’s arrest.

According to organizers, the rally was held in Strasbourg, because in this city are the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights.

The demo was staged after the arrival of Long March in Strasbourg on 17 February. The march left Geneva on 31 January to reach Strasbourg on Thursday,after 420 kilometers in Siberian temperatures.

Making a speech in the meeting area, Kongra-Gel President Remzi Kartal called attention to the current situation of PKK Leader Abdullah Öcalan and condemned the increasing pressures of the AKP government.

Speaking after, Öcalan’s lawyer Mahmut Şakar criticized the silence of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and European Court of Human Rights about the isolation imposed on Öcalan .. click here to read the rest of this article.