Indefinite-irreversible hunger strike begun in Şakran and Sincan prisons

İZMİR/ANKARA – An indefinite-irreversible hunger strike has been begun in the Şakran Prison against violation of rights and arbitrary treatment in the prison. Seven female prisoners in Sincan Prison have also begun a hunger strike with the demand of lifting the siege imposed in Xerabê Bava village and the isolation imposed upon the PKK Leader Abdullah Öcalan.

Prisoners in the İzmir Aliağa Şakran Prison have begun a hunger strike. While eight inmates in Şakran T2 Closed Prison and five inmates in Şakran T3 Closed Prison began an indefinite-irreversible hunger strike on February 15, five female inmates in Şakran Women’s Prison announced that they began an indefinite-irreversible hunger strike as of today.

7 women are on hunger strike in Sincan

According to reports received, seven female inmates in Sincan Prison have begun a hunger strike in order to protest the ongoing siege and torture in the Xerabê Bava village of Mardin’s Nusaybin district and the isolation imposed upon the PKK Leader Abdullah Öcalan. The inmates have been staged an indefinite-irreversible hunger strike since yesterday.

Inmate Fatma Gökhan called her family and said that they would continue the hunger strike until the isolation and siege are lifted.