Event in Lords marks the anniversary of Öcalans abduction

Event in Lords marks the anniversary of Öcalans abduction

The FreedomForÖcalan.org trade union campaign was joined by academics, politicians and leading civil rights lawyers for a special conference in the House of Lords on the 20th anniversary of Abdullah Öcalans capture. The meeting called on the Turkish government to honour its own legal framework and the internationally accepted “Mandela Rules” and end the isolation of Öcalan. Kurdish leader Öcalan was abducted and renditioned from Kenya by Turkish security forces on the 15th of February 1999. He was en route to South Africa, at the invitation of the Mandela government. Denied his legal rights he was summarily sentenced to death…
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