Hunger strike in Diyarbakır continues

DİYARBAKIR – The third group has taken over the indefinite and alternate hunger strike launched in Diyarbakır. HDP MP Sibel Yiğitalp is among the hunger strikers.

The indefinite and alternate hunger strike launched by families of the prisoners and administrators of political parties in order to be in solidarity with the political prisoners, who are on the indefinite-irreversible hunger strike for 59 days, has continued. The third group has taken over the hunger strike launched in the building of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) in Diyarbakır.

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Diyarbakır MP Sibel Yiğitalp, Yenişehir Co-mayor Ülkü Baytaş- a trustee has been appointed to Yenişehir Municipality- activists of the Free Women’s Movement (TJA), members of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK), HDP and DBP as well as the relatives of the prisoners have taken over the hunger strike as third group.

‘We should stop this fascism’

Stating that the pressures imposed on prisons for more than two years have reached the highest level, Sibel Yiğitalp said, “Today, the hungers strikes in prisons ongoing for 59 days are on the highest level. It is not hard to guess what can be done in prisons where there is no communication. More than 200 prisoners are on the hunger strike for 59 days due to the pressures.”

Indicating that the government will be responsible if something happens to the prisoners, Sibel said, “We have applied to the government many times to control the prisoners on the hunger strike; however, they have always answered us negatively. The government is responsible if something happens to the prisoners. I am calling on the people to speak up for the hunger strikes wherever they are, they should support the struggle ongoing in the prisons.”