News about the Hunger Strikes

Zeynep Tufekcioglu zeynept at turk.net
Sun Jun 9 19:36:47 MDT 1996


The hunger strikes of political prisoners have been going on for more than
40 days now. The resistance is against a new communique of the Ministry of
Justice, aimed at ensuring communist POWs choose between their lives and
their beliefs. Separate each one in a cell, stop them from forming
collectives in the prisons. Books, letters, paper and pencil, news,
everything censored. When there is no collective resistance, they can
attempt to break down everyone, one by one. Or kill, or torture. In the last
attack in the prisons, when they killed 3 communist prisoners with iron
rods, the prisoners inside were able to put up barricades and stop the
attack, since they were together in the wards.

Bobby Sands' heart beats in our chests, goes one song here.

Today, one high-ranking prison official was found dead.

Zeynep


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"The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed".
Steven Biko
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