Today will mark the 70th Birthday of imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. On this day and on behalf of UK Trade Union movement, The Freedom for Öcalan campaign restates a commitment to securing Mr Öcalans release and to justice for the Kurdish people.
As we reflect on the year ahead, Mr Öcalans 20th in extreme isolation on Imrali prison island and the 8th year his legal team have been denied access to him, we acknowledge the profound positive impact his ideas and writings have had on the region.
The ideas of Abdullah Öcalan; democracy, fair representation, the liberation of women and the struggle against fascism, oppression and intolerance are the values of the trade union movement and on this day and every day hereafter we restate our commitment to ending the injustices against you and your people.
Happy Birthday Apo