Newport's İmam Şiş sends a message to Welsh comrades after ending his historic hunger-strike at the Kurdish Community Centre, on 26th May 2018, day 161. This follows HDP MP Leyla Güven, who ended her hunger-strike on the 200th day.
Leyla, İmam, and thousands of others have been on hunger-strike to protest the illegal isolation of Abdullah Öcalan, Kurdish political leader and founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Their heroic hunger-strikes came to an end on Sunday 26th May after Öcalan announced that the isolation had been ended.
We're all so proud of İmam and all the hunger-strikers, and everything we've achieved together. As İmam said;
"We, Kurdish people and Welsh people, showed the world, if we stand together, fight together, should to shoulder, we can achieve any success. This will be an example for all the world."