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ILPS Commission 3 Solidarity Statement on the Palestinian Political Prisoners' Hunger Strike for Freedom and Dignity

The International League of People's Struggle Commission 3 is in solidarity with the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners and detainees, as they go on a collective hunger strike for "Freedom and Dignity." 

In their fight for self-determination, more than 7,000 Palestinians are imprisoned by the Zionist Israeli government without charges or trial. Their struggle for freedom and dignity is their struggle for liberation from occupation and oppression as a Palestinian nation. 

Karapatan calls on Turkey Pres. Erdogan to release Kurdish leaders

Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights - Philippines calls on Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to immediately release pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) leaders. 

On November 4, HDP Co-chairs Sellahatin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag were arrested along with nine other members of the parliament as part of the crackdown against members of the opposition party. The Erdogan regime used the July 15 failed coup as a pretext to arrest the leaders of the Kurdish people saying they were behind the coup. 

Unconditional aid and shelter for Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshi refugees

Karapatan supports the call for unconditional provision for humanitarian aid and shelter for the Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshi refugees and asylum seekers.

We are alarmed at the statements by officials of the Philippine government putting conditions before providing aid to the refugees.  Immigration chief Siegfried Mison said that those without travel documents will be denied entry to the country, while Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Charles Jose said that economic and security concerns will be taken into account. 

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