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The Death Fast Is Continuing In Turkey's Prisons

The Death Fast Is Continuing In Turkey's Prisons

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THE DEATH FAST IS CONTINUING IN TURKEY'S PRISONS, HOSPITALS AND SHANTYTOWNS

" The Death Fast is in its fourth season... 64 MARTYRS. There is no inside or outside, the entire country is an F-type prison. WE WILL RESIST! "

THE DEATH FAST IS IN 327TH DAY.

The Death Fast resistance is spreading all over Turkey. Support Hunger Strikes are spreading in Europe. Istanbul, Ankara, Yozgat, Bursa,Germany, Holland, Austria, England,

ISTANBUL Armutlu

ARZU GALER : From TAYAD, 102nd day of her action.

RESIT SARI : From TAYAD, 275th day of his action.

ABDULBARI YUSUFOGLU : From TAYAD, he started his action in Izmir and continuing in Armutlu, 128th day of his action.

ZEYNEP ARIKAN : She is from the first team of Death Fast fighters. She was conditionally discharged and is continuing her action in Armutlu, 327th day of her action.

AMAS SAHINGÖZ : She is from the first team of Death Fast fighters. She was conditionally discharged and is continuing her action in Armutlu, 327th day of her action.

MADIMAK ÖZEN : After the forced medical intervention she regained her consciences and restarted her action in hospital. Following her conditional discharge, she is carrying out her action in Armutlu, 113rd day of her action.

GAMZE TURAN : She is from the fourth team of Death Fast fighters. After her released she is continuing her action in Armutlu, 150th day of her action.

ALI RIZA DEMIR : He is from the first team of Death Fast fighters. After his released he is continuing his action in Armutlu, 327th day of his action.

HASEYIN AKPINAR : After the forced medical intervention he was conditionally discharged and restarted his action and is continuing in Armutlu, 61st day of his action.

DURSUN ALI PEKIN : After the forced medical intervention he regained his consciences and restarted following his release, he is carrying out his action in Armutlu, 63rd day of his action.

FERHAT ERTARK : After the forced medical intervention he regained his consciences and restarted his action. Following his release, he is carrying out his action in Armutlu, 63rd day of his action.

ULAS BATAN : After the forced medical intervention he regained his consciences and restarted his action. Following his release, he is carrying out his action in Armutlu, 65th day of his action.

HALIL AKSU : After the forced medical intervention he regained his consciences and restarted his action. Following his release, he is carrying out his action in Armutlu, 62nd day of his action.

ÖZKAN GAZEL : After the forced medical intervention he regained his consciences and restarted his action. Following his conditional discharge, he is carrying out his action in Armutlu, 46th day of his action.

NARGAL KAYAPINAR :She was released from Kandira prison. She declared that she is starting a Death Fast action in K. Armutlu, 46th day of her action.

SERKAN GANES : From TAYAD, he started his action in Malatya and is continuing in Küçük Armutlu, 53rd day of his action..

HAYDAR BOZKURT : He is from the third team of volunteers. Following the forced medical intervention he was released. He restarted his Death Fast action on September 3, 2001 in Armutlu. 9th day of his action.

ISTANBUL AlibeykÃy

SABRI DIRI: From TKP(ML) trial. He is from the fourth team of volunteers and following his conditional discharge was continuing his action in his home in Yenibosna, Since August 24, 2001 he has been continuing his action in Alibeykoy. 124th day of his action.

TEKIN YILDIZ: From TKP(ML) trial. After the forced medical intervention he was conditionally discharged. He restarted his action in his home in Bagcilar Ciftlik, since August 24, 2001 he has been continuing his action in Alibeykoy. 52nd day of his action.

AYDIN HAMBAYAT: From TKP(ML) trial. He is from the fourth team of volunteers and following his release he was continuing his action in a relative's home in Gunesli, since August 24, 2001 he is continuing his action in Alibeykoy. 124th day of his action.

MURAT SAHIN: He declared on August 28, 2001 that he is on Death Fast in order to support the resistance. 15th day of his action.

ANKARA

ÖZLEM DURAKCAN: From TAYAD, She started her action in Ankara. 57th day of her action.

AYSE BASTIMUR: She is from the first team of volunteers, after she was conditionally discharged she is continuing her action in Ankara, together with Ozlem Durakcan. 324th day of her action.

BURSA

HAKAN YILDIRIM: He is from the second team of volunteers. He had lost his consciences because of forced medical intervention. When he regained his conscience he restarted his action. Following his conditional discharge from Kandira F-type prison on August 21, 2001 he is continuing his action in his home in Bursa. 54th day of his action.

YOZGAT

SAKRAN SAHIN: From TAYAD, she started her action in Izmir and she is continuing in her home in Yozgat. 42nd day of her action.

TRABZON

CIHAN DEVRIM BOYU: From TAYAD, he started his Death Fast action on September 8, 2001. 4th day of his action. EUROPE

In Germany, Frankfurt and Cologne and in Holland the support Hunger Strike began on August 11. It is on its 31st day. Rainer Diettrich, who is a captive in Germany's Lübeck prison, is continuing his five-day alternated hunger strike.

Inan Altun, who is a captive in Germany's Butzbach prison, started a support Hunger Strike on August 15. He is on 27th day of his action. Erdogan Çakir, who is a captive in Germany's Aachen prison, started a support Hunger Strike on August 20. He is on 22nd day of his action.

The support Hunger Strike action, which began in Austria TAYAD Committee, is continuing into its 38th day in Anatolian People's Cultural Association. Sefik Sarikaya who is a captive in France started a solidarity hunger strike on August 27. He is on 15th day of his action.

In London, England a support Hunger Strike began on August 15 by the TAYAD London Committee and it is on its 27th day.

TAYAD.

EARLIER STATEMENT

The resistance in Turkey against the imperialist and fascist policy of the state continues. This resistance is aimed against the isolation jails, the IMF and oppression.

"We will rather die than to accept isolation detention", the political prisoners declared and started their hungerstrike, 318 days ago. Their relatives and families also supported their justified demands for en dignified life. Despite the blockades of the Houses of Resistance, and despite the massacre of December 19, where 28 prisoners were brutally murdered, and despite forced feeding in the hospitals, the torture and the arrests, the Turkish government is incapable of breaking this resistance.

Hülya Simsek, TAYAD-member and editor of the magazine ?Bulletin of the Families of the Convicted?, is now the last in a series of 63 people who lost their lives in this struggle.

On August 31, 2001, Hülya died on the 286th day of her action. Hundreds of people gathered in the evening to say goodbye. Also TAYAD-families travelled to Elazig for her funeral. Already at the entrance of the graveyard, they were beaten up by soldiers. However, the families broke through the barricades and reached the grave. At the gravesite as well, the soldiers tried to prevent the TAYAD-families from saying goodbye.

Fifteen people were arrested at the end of the funeral ceremony, among them many TAYAD-members, a reporter from the magazine Vatan, and the secretary of the HADEP-party in Elazig. Inquiries by IHD-lawyers revealed that these people are being accused of shouting appeals. There was no information about the condition of the detained.

More arrests and attacks in Istanbul-Kücükarmutlu as well.

At the commemoration ceremony for the former TAYAD-chairperson Sevgi Erdogan, 19 people were arrested. Many people came, from all the neighbourhoods of Istanbul, but the police tried to prevent them from taking place at the ceremony. The people than blocked the police barricade and carried out a sit-down action, whereupon the arrests took place. We protest the attacks by the police and the military and demand the immediate release of all the detainees! The struggle will continue, and nothing will stop us!

Note: TAYAD is the organisation of relatives of political prisoners

ENDS

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