PKK and PJAK prisoners to go on hunger strike

09 September 2012 – ANF – Hunger strike to begin on 12 September, anniversary of the 1980 military coup in Turkey

PKK and PJAK prisoner in six jails will begin an hunger strike as from 12 September. The action is to protest against the isolation Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan has been kept under since his arrest in 1999. The prisoners have announced, through their spokesperson Deniz Kaya, that the hunger strike will be indefinite. They also protest against what they called the “political genocide” perpetrated by the Turkish state against Kurds.