Angela Davis expresses her solidarity with the hunger strike of Leyla Guven :
« Leyla Guven, a member of Parliament from the Peoples’ Democratic Party in Turkey, has been on an indefinite hunger strike for the last two months. Having dedicated her political efforts over the years to the struggle against the Turkish state’s illegal military invasions and occupations of Kurdish regions and against Turkey’s continuing human rights abuses, she now offers her life in protest of the isolation of Abdullah Ocalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, and other Kurdish political prisoners. »

Leyla Guven (left), on hunger strike to protest the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan (right)

Read her full statement in the New York Times.

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