Welsh-Kurdish hunger striker in critical condition

Welsh-Kurdish hunger striker in critical condition

Plaid Cymru call for UK Government intervention as Welsh-Kurdish hunger striker Imam Sis from Newport in ‘critical condition’ Plaid Cymru have called on the UK Government to intervene ‘with urgency’  following the sudden deterioration of the Kurdish Welshman Imam Sis from Newport who has been on an indefinite hunger strike since 17 December.  End the isolation The hunger strikes, triggered by Leyla Güven, a democratically elected Kurdish MP to the Turkish parliament and who has now been on hunger strike for over 176 days, are calling for an end to the isolation of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. The leader of…
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Wales leads international solidarity with Öcalan

Wales leads international solidarity with Öcalan

The Welsh Assembly has taken a historic stance in support of Newport resident and hunger striker Imam Sis and his calls for international solidarity and action on the isolation of Kurdish political prisoner Abdullah Öcalan. Welsh trade unions including Unite Youth Wales, UNISON Cardiff County, FBU Wales, PCS and IWW Cymru campaigned with precision and passion to support the motion raised by Plaid Cymru. Without the grassroots activity of rank and file trade unionists and activists applying pressure on AM's the motion in support of Imams demands might not have passed. The Council of Europe raises concerns Imam was himself…
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Will Wales be the first nation to show solidarity with Kurdish hunger strikers?

Will Wales be the first nation to show solidarity with Kurdish hunger strikers?

Hunger strikers enter life-threatening phase as Plaid Cymru tabled debate proposes the Welsh Government, on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales, write to the Committee for the Prevention of Torture calling on them to visit Imrali Prison to assess the conditions of Abdullah Öcalan, the Kurdish leader. Solidarity with the Kurdish community A Kurdish-Welshman from Newport has entered day 94 of his hunger strike as the Senedd prepares to vote on solidarity with the Kurdish community. If passed, the motion would make Wales the first nation worldwide through its government and Parliament to show its solidarity with the Kurdish…
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#ImamsMotion Welsh Assembly to debate a motion on Öcalan solidarity

#ImamsMotion Welsh Assembly to debate a motion on Öcalan solidarity

Tomorrow, Wednesday 20th of March, Welsh Assembly Members will vote on #ImamsMotion calling on the Welsh Government to message the Committee for the Prevention of Torture to re-open its investigation into the isolation of Kurdish political leader, Abdullah Öcalan, and to support the Kurdish hunger strikes campaign. Newport hunger strike nears 100th day Newport resident, Imam Sis, has been on hunger strike since 17th Dec 2018. On the day of the motion, he will be on day 94. He and the other hunger strikers are asking That Turkey allows Abdullah Öcalan access to his lawyers (which he has been denied…
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