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219 Kurdish prisoners on hunger strike on its 58th day in Turkey 

As an indefinite and irreversible hunger strike, that pro-Kurdish political prisoners launched on February 15, 2017 for an end to the isolation of outlawed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan and the human rights violations in prisons is in a critical stage on its 58th day on Thursday, more prisoners have continued to join it. According to the pro-Kurdish news sources, the hunger strike in 27 prisons across Turkey has been joined by 219 inmates. It was reported that 38 of the prisoners who have started hunger strike are women.



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