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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International delegation returns without a response on İmralı visit

The 11-person international delegation that has been on a three-day visit to Turkey to make efforts for the re-initiation of peace talks has returned without getting a response for their demand to visit Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Öcalan in İmralı prison.

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Naples Municipality awards Öcalan with ‘honorary citizenship’

Naples Municipality awarded Öcalan with ‘honorary citizenship’ during an official ceremony and press release in front of the municipality building. Mayor Luigi de Magistris, municipal board members, solidarity committee members, Öcalan’s lawyer Carmine Malinconico, HDP Parliamentarian Dilek Öcalan and Kurdistan Information Bureau representatives attended the ceremony that drew media attention

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President of BastA: Öcalan’s isolation must end with his freedom

Swiss Party BastA [Enough! Strong Alternative of Basel] President Martin Flückiger stated that the isolation of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan must end immediately, and Turkey should set Öcalan free in order to continue the Solution Process on equal terms.

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The TIME 2013 100 most influential people

The Irish peace accord known as the Good Friday Agreement is 15 years old this month. For almost all that time, Abdullah Ocalan, a founder of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, has been in prison in Turkey.

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