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Kurdish inmates end strike in Turkey=?UTF-8?B?4oCZ?=s prisons

November 19, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Kurdish convicts have finished their two-month hunger-strike in Turkey’s prisons following a call by their leader, Hurriyet reports, citing the Prisoners’ Families Association.
In an address to the protesting inmates, jailed leader of the Kurdistan Labor Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan said hunger-strikes should be conducted by the people who are in freedom, not those serving time in prisons. Ocalan’s brother, Mehmet, had earlier said the protest had reached its target.
The Kurdish inmates launched a hunger-strike on September 12, calling for measures to end their leader’s isolation (Ocalan was not allowed to meet lawyers).
The Kurds, who make up 1/5 of Turkey’s population, had also made calls for not restricting the use of their native language in courts and educational institutions.

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