Freedom for Ocalan Campaign at the Durham Miners’ Gala

This years festivities at the annual Durham Miner's Gala saw a large influence by the Freedom for Ocalan Campaign. The march injected a fantastic sense of Kurdish spirit to the proceedings, and invigorating speeches from influential members of the movement inspired all in attendance. 


UK Trade Union's Request Help of UK Ambassador to Deliver Abdullah Ocalan's Birthday Card

UK Trade Union's have sent a letter to Turkish Ambassador, Sir Dominick Chilcott, to ask that he personally ensure that Abdullah Ocalan receives a birthday card from the TUC. The Sixty-nine year old political prisoner has been denied access to his family, lawyers, and medical advice during his incarceration on Imrali Island. 

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UK Parliament hosts historic meeting on Öcalan

The ‘Freedom for Öcalan Campaign’ led by British trade unions has been initiated with a widely attended meeting in the British parliament. The isolation of Öcalan criticised and the contribution Öcalan’s freedom will make to peace in the region is expressed in the historic meeting which sparked great interest.

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Italy's Palagonia Municipality awards Öcalan with ‘honorary citizenship’

The Palagonia Municipality in Catania province of Italy has awarded Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan with ‘honorary citizenship’.

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Strathclyde students honour Kurdish leader imprisoned for 15 years

Leading Scottish writer James Kelman was among the speakers at a ceremony to honour imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan held at the University of Strathclyde Students Association (USSA) in Glasgow on Saturday 20 June.

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Mandela’s lawyer Essa Moosa in Paris to join the Vigil for Öcalan

The International İmralı delegation support group, which involves worldwide known names such as Nelson Mandela’s lawyer Essa Moosa, Noam Chomsky, Tarıq Ali and David Graber, will be in Strasbourg on April 18 and take over the Freedom for Öcalan Vigil.

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Lawyers launch international petition against the isolation of Öcalan

Lawyers launched an international petition campaign against the isolation of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan, emphasizing that the isolation threatened peace, had torturous aspects, and should end immediately.

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Hearing for summary judgement in Öcalan’s case held in Athens

A hearing for summary judgement in the case of of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan was held in Athens. The decision of the case will be declared within 3 to 12 months, and lawyer Rachiotis stated that Kurdish people’s struggle would determine the result of the case in Greece.

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