Prominent Australians have joined the global call on the government of Turkey to free Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, reports Peter Boyle.
Kurdish community members held a media conference on the steps of Parliament House to amplify calls for Kurdish political prisoner Abdullah Öcalan to be freed. Gabriel Di Falco reports.
Kurds and their supporters in France, Germany, and Switzerland protested on July 8 over new death threats against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan who has been imprisoned by the Turkish state for the past 24 years, reports Peter Boyle.
Kurdish-Australians and their supporters called on the federal government and other world powers to stand up against isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. Peter Boyle reports.
Kurds and supporters began a month-long campaign to free imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan by sailing through iconic Sydney Harbour in a flag and banner-dressed yacht. Peter Boyle reports.
An emergency rally at Sydney Town Hall Square called for the immediate end to the cruel and illegal isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. Video by Peter Boyle.
The Australian Greens leadership pledged support to the Kurdish struggle for freedom, justice and peace at a well-attended function in the Democratic Kurdish Community Centre. Peter Boyle reports.
Every year since the imprisonment of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan 23 years ago, an international peace delegation has collected evidence on the treatment of political prisoners in Turkey, reports Peter Boyle.
Current and former MPs and other prominent people have called for Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan's release to advance a peaceful solution to conflicts in the Middle East. Peter Boyle reports.
An online petition has been launched calling on the Australian government to de-list the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) as a “terrorist organisation”. Peter Boyle reports.
A car convoy was organised in the lead-up a global day of action to free Kurdish freedom movement leader Abdullah Öcalan. Peter Boyle reports.
Abdullah Ocalan's jailers hoped that by slamming shut the prison doors, the world would forget about him. But, as John Tully writes, Ocalan remains a living symbol of resistance to a century of oppression by the Turkish state.
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