Death Fast resistance which started in Turkey on
October 20, 2000 to oppose the opening of the F-Type
isolation prisons, is now entering its sixth year.
So far there have been 120 martyrs in this struggle
in which the political prisoners are showing the
same determination now as on the first day. About
600 people have been left crippled as a result of
force-feeding by the state.
though the state apparatus of Turkey has done everything
possible to break the resistance to F-Type prisons
which are a merciless means of attack aimed at the
whole people, the resistance fighters of the Death
Fast have frustrated all attacks and continued to
defend the people, even at the cost of their lives.
For the F-Type isolation prisons, which were opened
between 19 and 22 December 2000 with the death of
28 revolutionary prisoners, have the aim of intimidating
the people and deterring those who struggle for
rights and freedoms and making them capitulate.
The fact that the state uses repression and arrests,
torture, censorship, forced transfers and massacres
to try and break the resistance of the revolutionary
prisoners clearly shows that it cannot bring the
resistance under control and cannot make the fighting
the fascist state apparatus in Turkey, the EU bears
responsibility for the 120 deaths. The EU had said,
"Solve your prison problem" and merely
stood by as people died slowly in the isolation
cells, as well as tacitly accepting the prison massacre
of 19-22 December and the Armutlu massacre (November
2001), or else it touched on it briefly in a way
that openly supported fascism in Turkey.
is the task of all to support the resistance to
isolation, which is a form of death by torture.
If w want to prevent further deaths to add to the
120 that have already occurred, then there is no
choice but to accept the demands of the prisoners
in struggle. Their demands are legitimate and represent
the future of the people.
STATE APPARATUS OF TURKEY AND THE EU IS RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE DEATHS.
ISOLATION MUST BE LIFTED TO PUT AN END TO THE DEATHS.
US TAKE THE CAUSE OF THE FIGHTING PRISONERS AS OUR
call on everyone to support our activities:
we make the following calls: