Imrali letter to CPT from 91 institutions and names

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  • 09:13 16 April 2024
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NEWS CENTER - In the letter sent to CPT Chair Doctor Alan Mitchell by 91 institutions and individuals supporting the "Freedom for Abdullah Ocalan" campaign, they were asked to take action against the isolation and send a delegation to İmralı.

The International Solidarity Network, which launched a campaign demanding the physical freedom of PKK Leader Abdullah Ocalan and the solution to the Kurdish issue, sent a letter to Doctor Alan Mitchell, Chair of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) affiliated with the Council of Europe. In the letter signed by 91 institutions and names supporting the "Freedom for Abdullah Ocalan, Political Solution to the Kurdish Issue" campaign, attention was drawn to the isolation imposed on PKK Leader Ocalan.
Pointing out that Ocalan has been held hostage under absolute isolation for 25 years and that no information has been received from him for the last 3 years, the letter included a call for the CPT to "take action". In the letter, it was stated that the CPT had the right to visit all prisons in Turkey and it was demanded to send a delegation within the framework of Article 3 of the Council of Europe Agreement.
In the letter, the CPT was also asked to send a delegation to Imrali and to make efforts to provide the meets of PKK Leader Ocalan's lawyer and family.
The signatories of the letter are:
?Abha Bhaiya, Founder of One Billion Rising, India
?Agilan Waradarajah, Tamil Eelam People's Council, Germany
?Alfonso Di Stefano, Solidarity with the Kurds, Catania, Italy
?Anna Bruna Camposampiero, PRC/EL Secretariat, Italy
?Annick SAMOUELIAN, Coordinator / Collectif Solidarité Kurdistan 13 (CSK13)
?Andre Metayer, Amitiés kurdes de Bretagne, France
?Antonino De Cristofaro, COBAS School Union Manager, Italy
?Arne Zupancic, Activist-ADM, Slovenia
?Beatriu Cardona i Prats, Spain, Valencia Union Representative
?Benny Olof Gustafsson, Member of the Solidarity Committee with Söderhamn Kurdistan, Left Party, Sweden
?Beth Hartmann, Member of the Solidarity Initiative with Kurdistan, Norway
?Consuelo Núñez, Rojava Azadî Collective Madrid, Spain
?Daniel Loick, Associate Professor of Political and Social Philosophy, Germany
?Dersim Dağdeviren, EUTCC Board Member, KURD-AKAD, Germany
?Detjon Begaj, Bologna City Council Civica Bologna Coalition Group Leader, Italy
?Debbie Bookchin, Journalist and Author, USA
?Domenico Mucignat, Ya Basta, Italy
?Eduardo Lucas Camacho, IAC Alternative Trade Union Representative, Catalonia
?Efstathiou Efstathios, Lawyer, Cyprus
?Eleonora Bonaccorsi, Chair of the Fonti di Pace Association, Italy
?Eleonora De Majo, Former Naples City Councilor, Italy
?Elisabeth Decrey, Former President of the Parliament of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
?Emily Marion Clancy, Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Bologna, Italy
?Emmanuel Rozental, 'Pueblos en Camino' Member, Colombia
?Erik Hagedorn, Activist and political scientist, Germany
?Esterina Vitrano, Researcher at the University of Sicily, Italy
?Eva Bappho Eivorsdotter Birath, Member of the Solidarity Committee with Söderhamn Kurdistan, Left Party, Sweden
?Federico Venturini, Academician, Freedom for Ocalan Committee, Italy
?Fernando Coll Sol, CSC Union Catalonia Representative
?Florencia Guarche, PhD Candidate Student, France
?Felipe Martinez, Sociologist and writer, Colombia
?Gerhard Keller, Wahrheitskämpfer e.V, Germany
?Gian Luigi Deiana, Antonio Gramsci Association, Ghilarza, Italy
?Gianfranco Fattorini, Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l'amitié entre les peuples (MRAP), Switzerland
?Gianluca Peciola, Advisor to the Left-Green Alliance Senate Group, Italy
?Giovanni Piazza, Lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Catania, Italy
?Gisela Rhein, Activist für den Frieden, Germany
?Isabel Martínez-Risco Valdivieso, Theater Actor, Galizia, Spain
?Sylvie Jan, Chair of the France-Kurdistan Association, France
?Jean-Pierre Restellini, former member of the CPT
?Jessica Merli, Milano FLC CGIL Secretary, School Union, Italy
?Jesper Brandt, Emeritus Professor, Roskilde University, Denmark.
?Jonna Sophie Kühl, Linksjugend, Germany
?Jose Vicente Mertz, Anthropology PhD Candidate, University of Lisbon, Portugal
?Julia Iglesias Lopez, Plataforma Kurdistan, Basque Country
?Julie Ward, Former Member of the European Parliament, United Kingdom
?Jürgen Klute, Former European Parliament Member and Kurdish European Parliament Friendship Group
?Kaja Hilleren, Socialist Youth International Leader, Norway
?Kariane Westrheim, EUTCC President, University of Bergen, Norway
?Marc Clasca Ramirez, ARRAN Youth Organization in Catalonia
?Maria M. Gomez Llanos, Plataforma Kurdistan, Basque Country
?Martin Dolzer, Writer, Germany
?Massimiliano De Conca, Lombardia FLC CGIL Secretary, Italy
?Manuel Rozental, Colombia
?Mechtild Exo, Senior Lecturer, Doctor of Political Science
?Mirari Ulibarri Ugarriza, ELA Union Representative, Basque Country
?Nicola Salvatore Andrea Giua, COBAS School Union Sardegna, Italy
?Naomi Ferreira, Galizia Baran Platform, Spain
?Nihad Al Kadi, Human Rights Activist, Netherlands
?Ögmundur Jónasson, Former Minister of Justice, Iceland
?Oliver Lundahl Bohn, Kurdistan Committee International Forum Representative Copenhagen, Denmark
?Orsola Casagrande, Journalist, Basque Country
?Paolo Ferrero, Former Minister of Social Affairs, Italy
?Pascal Ange Torre, Co-Chair of the Solidarity Committee with Kurdistan, France
?Pedro Lobera Díaz, OSTA Union Representative, Aragon
?Rebekka Timmer, former BIJ1 party president and socialist activist, Netherlands
?Renato Strumia, Secretary CUB Basic Trade Union, Italy
?Renee Fernande Germaine Le Mignot, MRAP Co-Chair, France
?Rezan Sarıca Lawyer, Asrın Law Firm, Türkiye
?Roberto Mapelli, Assoc. Italian editor of Punto Rosso Öcalan's book, Italy
?Rolf Goessner, Lawyer, publisher, parliamentary advisor and civil rights activist, Germany
?Rosa Moussaoui, L'Humanite Editor, France
?Rosaria Piroddi, COBAS School Union Sardegna, Italy
?Rudolf Bürgel, Die Linke Baden-Württemberg, Germany
?Sabine Skubsch, Die Linke Baden-Württemberg, Germany
?Sarah Glynn, Architect, Academic, Activist, United Kingdom
?Sinan Önal, political scientist, journalist, German
?Simon Dubbins, UNITE the Union International and Research Director, UK
?Stephania Herodotou, Activist, United Kingdom
?Susanne Köhler, Wahrheitskämpfer e.V, Germany
?Thomas Phillips, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
?Thoreau Redcrow, Co-Director of the Kurdish Studies Center, USA
?Turid Kjernlie, Red Party Member, Norway
?Tziazas Sokratis, Lawyer, Cyprus
?Valentín Brugos Salas, IC Trade Union Confederation Asturias Representative
?Vicente Jose Rekondo, Representative LAB, Basque Country Union
?Villo Sigurdsson, former mayor of Copenhagen, Denmark.
?Walter Baier, President of the Party of the European Left
?Xosé L. Rivera Jácome, CIG - Representative of the Galician Trade Union Confederation.