Two Turkish lawyers go on hunger strike protesting against Erdogan's regime practices

Ankara, (ST) - Lawyer Aytag Onal and Attorney Abru Temtek announced an open-ended hunger strike last night protesting against human rights violations targeting various groups of the Turkish people who are subjected to the most heinous policies and to political, social and psychological persecution by the Recep Tayyip Erdogan regime.

A statement issued by the Association of "Progressive Jurists" and the Turkish People's Lawyers' Office explained that Temtek and Onal decided to go on this open strike to demand the release of the president of the association, Selcuk Kuzcıgli, and the seven members of the Association administrative body who were arrested after the court sentenced them and 12 other lawyers from the association members to prison for different periods.

The International Law Day calls on all human rights organizations in the world to take a solidarity stance with the detained Turkish lawyers "who pay the price for opposing Erdogan's authoritarian and anti-democratic policies."

Lawyers Onal and Temtek strike comes two days after the death of Turkish singer Helen Polak who went on a hunger strike that lasted about 300 days.

These strikes and calls are to protest against the repressive practices by Erdogan's regime and have had no response from him. The matter makes the suffering of detainees and opponents in his prisons continue to this day.

Raghda Sawas