Opposition HDP co-leader Demirtas and other prisoners end 35 day hunger strike

Opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader Selahattin Demirtas and other Kurdish prisoners ended a 35-day hunger strike in Edirne Prison after authorities promised to resolve issues relating to prison conditions and rights violations.

Demirtas and another HDP lawmaker Abdullah Zeydan’s hunger strike lasted less than 24 hours. The pair had joined the protest to draw public attention and pressure prison authorities into meeting demands. 



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