We as Free Prisoners in Greece begin a one-month support hunger strike action as of July 1, 2020.
There are resistance positions all over Turkey. There are people all over the world and all over Turkey who are starving for justice. Because there is no justice in our country, there is fascism. There is no fair trial, people are given aggravated life sentences because of lies made up by collaborators. No fair trial, up to years in prison without a single piece of evidence being presented. The AKP has bought and paid-for judges and prosecutors. There are artists of the people whose songs and concerts are banned, arrested, tortured and put on terror lists.
There is Grup Yorum! Two members of the band Grup Yorum, Helin Bölek and Ibrahim Gökçek, who performed concerts for millions, began to resist with the death fast because they did not accept these injustices, and because they were artists of the people. Helin Bölek began her hunger strike action on June 20, 2019 and on January 20, 2020, turned it into a death fast. And on Day 288 of the action, Helin died – that is, on April 3, 2020. Helin Bölek became the 8th note of music. Ibrahim Gökçek began his hunger strike on June 17, 2019, turning it into the death fast on January 20, 2020, and achieved political victory on the 323rd day but was martyred on May 7, 2020 at the hospital where he was taken after declaring political victory.
The members of Grup Yorum were martyred in the struggle against fascism for the sake of being able to sing their songs, to be able to perform their art. Mustafa Koçak, who was arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment (aggravated) for refusing pressure to collaborate (and demanded a fair trial) converted his hunger strike started on July 3, 2019 into a death fast on September 30, 2019, and he died on the 296th day of the death fast, being martyred on 23 April 2020, for the sake of his demand for a fair trial.
Now Their Lawyers Are On The Death Fast
On September 12, 2017, 15 People’s Law Office lawyers were arrested for their actions in fighting against fascism with all aspects of the law, defending revolutionaries and acting as revolutionary lawyers. Even though they were released one year later after appearing before a court, on the orders of the AKP the judges and prosecutors jailed them again just 10 hours later. AKP fascism that is the enemy of the people had its courts sentence 18 lawyers to a total of 159 years in jail. The lawyers of the People’s Law Office, Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Unsal, do not accept these injustices and are today on the death fast, demanding justice as opposed to fascism. They decided to resist with their hunger strikes those who arrested them and are also resisting for the sake of being able to defend their clients. On April 5, 2020 (World Lawyers’ Day) they turned it into a death fast. Aytaç Unsal started his hunger strike on February 3, 2020. Ebru Timtik is approaching 200 days on the death fast while Aytaç Ünsal is approaching the 170th day.
They are the people’s lawyers, they are the people, they are on death fast against fascism for their rights. Özgür Karakaya and Didem Akman (with the demand of justice), the clients of the lawyers of the People’s Law Office, began their own death fast on February 19, 2020, putting forward their own demands against injustice and demanding the lifting of their isolation conditions, as well as supporting the demands of their lawyers and Grup Yorum. The Free Prisoners are in solitary confinement under aggravated life sentences and are themselves on the death fast.
The Demands Of Our Comrades On The Death Fast Are Our Demands!
We do not accept that imperialism and AKP fascism should arrest revolutionaries with people who turn informer, isolate them from the people and impose punishments of up to a hundred years! we too as Free Prisoners in Greece;
* To support the death fasts of Ebru Timtik, Aytaç Ünsal, Didem Akman and Özgür Karakaya, are starting a one-month support and solidarity hunger strike.
Their demands are our demands.
- Remove pressure and prohibitions on Grup Yorum
- The Lawyers of the People’s Law Office and the revolutionaries should be given a fair trial
- The Lawyers Of The People’s Law Office Who Are Arrested For Acting As The People’s Lawyers Should Be Released
- Life Sentences Should Be Cancelled
- Remove Secret Testimony
Our Comrades Who Have Started A Month Of Support Solidarity Hunger Strike:
* Harika Kızılkaya – Koridallos Women’s Prison
* Anil Sayar – Patra Prison
* Sinan Çam – Koridallos Men’s Prison
* Halil Demir – Grevana Prison
* Burak Ağarmış – Malandrino Prison
Long Live Our Death Fast Resistance!
Let the demands of the People’s Lawyers and the Free Prisoners be accepted!
We Want Justice, We’ll Obtain It!
Free Prisoners In Greece