Shavanah Taj, Wales TUC General Secretary and Freedom for Ocalan trade union campaign supporter interviewed by journalist Erem Kansoy.

Topic of discussion are, The Kobani Trial of 108 people, including HDP’s arrested former Co-Chairs Figen Yüksekdag and Selahattin Demirtas. Shavanah Taj is Wales TUC’s first BME General Secretary. She joined Wales TUC in February 2019 from the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), where she had been the Welsh Secretary since 2013.

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

“Executive interference in the judiciary and in prosecutorial decisions are entrenched problems, reflected in the authorities’ systematic practice of detaining, prosecuting, and convicting on bogus and overbroad terrorism and other charges, individuals the Erdoğan government regards as critics or political opponents. Among those targeted are journalists, opposition politicians, and activists—in particular members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).”…​ Human Rights watch 2021 Turkey report.