SOLIDARITY WITH THE HUNGER STRIKES – URGENT ACTION NEEDED!
THIS IS WHAT YOU COULD DO URGENTLY AND ON DAILY BASIS:
1) Please write E-Mails to the Turkish Ministry of Justice and Interior, to the embassies in your countries, urge them to accept the demands of Grup Yorum and Mustafa Kocak, who are in life danger.
2) Call at Izmir Kiriklar F Type prison Nr. 1, (where Mustafa Kocak is kept now, after being severly tortured at Sakran prison), tell them that his demands have to be accepted and he shall be released immediately and unconditionally due to his serious health state and acute pandemy risk!
3) Please produce and send us short video messages in support of the death fasters. This is very important to raise voice for them.
(addresses and phone numbers you’ll find below)
WHY GRUP YORUM RESISTS?
All what Grup Yorum demands is the end of attacks on their arts, the removal of concert bans, the annulation of wanted lists, the end of permanent police attacks and destruction in their cultural center, the end of arbitrary trials and freedom for their imprisoned members.
MUSTAFA KOCAK WAS TORTURED AT SAKRAN PRISON:
He told his lawyer Ezgi Çakir on the 17th March 2020 that prison staff had given him 73 injections to arms and legs and that his body is full of hematomas. His head was trusted up to prevent any movement. The prison staff placed something in his mouth to prevent him from shouting. For five days he was forced to wear eight handcuffs and foot-cuffs and his head and body was fettered with ropes. Prison personnel including the Prison Director, medical staff and secret service police officers were in the room and threatened to harm him by stating that they would cripple him and let him go’.
He was not allowed to go to toilet and forced to urinate on himself while not being washed. He also reported, that he suffered sexual abuse, by putting a truncheon up his anus;
Mustafa’s message to the people outside: “I’m going to continue my resistance. The venes that bursted are my honor!”
After the force feeding torture Mustafa was transfered to Kiriklar F-Type prison in Izmkir. And since about a week the prison authorities deny entry for family and lawyers -even a closed visit – due to pandy, which seems to be an excuse.
WHY MUSTAFA KOCAK RESISTS?
He was sentenced with life imprisonment, only because of a statement, which was signed under police torture and which was even retracted later! All what he wants is a fair trial!
All current news about the case is being published on our Facebook account Anadolu Newsblog as well as on Twitter account of the solidarity group #FreeGrupYorum
Please make short solidarity videos with your mobile phones and write following sentences on a paper or just speek that text: “I support the just demands of Grup Yorum and Mustafa Kocak. Force feeding is torture, it’s a crime! Mustaf Kocak and Grup Yorum aren’t alone!”
We want to publish those messages as soon as possible.
You can publish the videos directly on your homepage and other social medcias and in that case send us the link.
Otherwise please just send the video to our E-Mail address and we’ll put it on the web: email@example.com
Solidarity hunger strikes and other death fasts
Freedom and Justice for Grup Yorum and Mustafa Kocak!
MAKE CALLS FOR MUSTAFA KOCAK:
(Torture is a Crime, you committed a big crime! We know how you tortured Mustafa!)
Izmir 1 Nolu T Typ Gefängnis (Sakran prison)
TEL:0090 232 618 10 13
(Mustafa’s demands have to be recognized! He is at highest life risk, both for hungerstrike and epidemy, and shall be released immediately and unconditionally! The prison authorities will be held responsible for anything that might happen to him)
Kiriklar 1 Nolu F Type prison
Phone: 0090 232 427 12 12
WRITE or MAKE CALLS FOR MUSTAFA KOCAK and IBRAHIM GÖKCEK
Ministry of Justice:
(Accept the demands of Grup Yorum and Mustafa Kocak whose death fast is in a very critical state! Ill prisoners and especially Mustafa Kocak have to be released immediately and unconditionally!)
Phone: 0090 312 417 77 70
Ministry of Interior: (end of concert bans and repression against Grup YorumI)
Presidency of the Republic of Turkey: (demands of Mustafa Kocak and Ibrahim Gökcek shall be accepted)
Phone: 0090 312 525 55 55
DEATH FAST- by 7th APRIL 2020
Grup Yorum-guitar bassists Ibrahim Gökcek: 295 days
Mustafa Kocak: 280 days