Demirtaş and Zeydan are to go on hunger strike on friday

Demirtaş and Zeydan are to go on hunger strike on friday

WAAR-DUHOK:

The jailed co-leader of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas plans to go on a hunger strike on Friday to protest the treatment of inmates and violations of rights in Turkish prisons.

The HDP co-leader expressed his concerns in a letter from the Supermax prison in the city of Edirne where he is being held, west of Istanbul.

Demirtas said the prison warden was engaging in “inhumane and unlawful” practices toward other convicts, most of them Kurdish political prisoners.

The letter shared by the HDP website, and co-signed by another jailed lawmaker Abdullah Zeydan, called on the public to raise awareness about ongoing hunger strikes and rights violations in prisons.

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