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Report about the hungerstrike of Sadi Özpolat and Gülaferit Unsal (Germany)

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Here in Germany two communist prisoners from Turkey, who had been sentenced according to the “antiterror-paragraph §129b”, achieved victories by means of long hungerstrikes: Sadi Özpolat starved 43 days and Gülaferit Ünsal 54 days. They fought against censorship, prison clothing and intimidation. They didn’t fight in the prison alone. Together with Gülaferit 6 other prisoners starved as well in solidarity.

Taken from one of our speeches (“Network of all political prisoners”, Hamburg) in front of the Berlin prison, where Gülaferit is jailed: (29.5.2015)

“This is a draconic assault to all prisoners. More than 100 yearly commit suicide, living under similar conditions as Gülaferit, without any hope and unwilling to vegetate isolated anymore.”

9 political prisoners of armed groups like RAF, who organised collective resistance against such conditions, didn’t survive in prison in the seventies and eighties.
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Resoconto sugli scioperi della fame svoltisi in Germania e Svizzera a sostegno dei prigionieri Greci, dal 18 al 20 luglio 2014

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Vi hanno partecipato complessivamente sette detenuti: Ahmet Duezguen Yueksel, Andreas Krebs, Oliver Rast, R., Sadi Özpolat, Thomas Meyer­Falk e Marco Camenisch in Svizzera.

Ahmet Duezguen Yueksel

In Turchia esercita la professione di avvocato e, dato che lavora a favore dei prigionieri politici, ha dovuto lasciare il paese ed è stato arrestato in Germania nel 2007 in base all’art. 129b. E’ stato processato, condannato e incarcerato nella prigione di Stoccarda-Stammheim. Dopo aver scontato la pena è stato sottoposto a restrizioni rispetto alla residenza, ad esempio gli è stato concesso di stare solo in certe zone. Non ha rispettato quest’obbligo ed è stato arrestato in Grecia ed estradato in Germania nel maggio di quest’anno. Lì attende di essere estradato in Turchia. (more…)

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Report on the solidarity hunger-strikes for the Greek prisoners (Germany & Switzerland)

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

The hunger-strike took place 18-20 July 2014. The participants were a total of seven prisoners: Ahmet Düzgün Yüskel, Andreas Krebs, Oliver Rast, R., Sadi Özpolat, Thomas Meyer-Falk in Germany, and Marco Camenisch from Switzerland.

Ahmet Yüksel Düzgün

Because of his work as a lawyer for political prisoners in Turkey, he had to leave the country and was arrested in Germany in 2007 because of § 129b [terrorist association]. He was imprisoned in Stuttgart-Stammheim and was also on trial and sentenced there in the process bunker. After his imprisonment he was subjected to the residence rule, e.g. he was allowed to remain in a certain district only. He disregarded this rule and was arrested in Greece and delivered to Germany in May this year. There he faces the extradition to Turkey.

About the strike he wrote: “I was able to do my solidarity hunger strike without any problems.” (more…)

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Comrade Sadi Özpolat joins the hunger-strike in solidarity with prisoners in Greece against 'Type C' prisons (Germany)

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

via RHI-SRI:

Besides Sadi Özpolat, Julihmet Düzgün Yuksel, Andreas Krebs, Oliver Rast, Thomas Meyer-Falk and Marco Camenisch are participating in the solidarity hunger strike for the Greek prisoners, from 18-20 July.

In a § 129b – trial [terrorist association] in the Regional Court of Dusseldorf in early 2012, Sadi Özpolat was sentenced to six years in prison. In Turkey, Sadi spent 17 years in jail. He participated in the 1996 death fast and at the beginning of the century, he was the spokesperson of the prisoners in the hunger-strike. In a battle against the introduction of isolation torture “made in Stammhein” in prisons [Stammhein is the prison where the imprisoned members of the Red Army Faction were murdered by the German State], that is going on for almost 7 years, in that time more than 120 people have died.

Death fast, in contrast to hunger strike, is ended only if a result is reached.

After his release in 2003 in Turkey, Sadi was arrested again in 2004. When he was released in 2008, he left Turkey and applied for asylum in France.

Sadi was arrested on 19 May 2010 in French Colmar due to a warrant by the German Attorney General, and in July 2010 he was delivered to the German authorities and sent to prison.

In Germany, Sadi did several hunger strikes to fight for better conditions.

Sadi Özpolat
Krümmede 3
44791 Bochum
Germany

Neben Sadi Özpolat beteiligt auch an dem Solidaritätshungerstreik für die griechischen Gefangenen vom 18-20. Julihmet Düzgün Yüksel, Andreas Krebs, Oliver Rast, Thomas Meyer-Falk und Marco Camenisch ist auch Sadi in den Soli-HS getreten.

In einem §129b – Prozess vor dem OLG Düsseldorf wurde Sadi Özpolat Anfang 2012 zu 6 Jahren Haft verurteilt. In der Türkei war Sadi insgesamt 17 Jahre im Knast. Er nahm am Todesfasten 1996 teil und war Anfang des Jahrhunderts Sprecher der hungerstreikenden Gefangenen. In einen bald 7 Jahre andauernden Kampf, der sich gegen die Einführung der Isolationsfolter „Made in Stammheim“ richtete, starben über 120 Menschen.

Todesfasten wird im Gegensatz zum Hungerstreik erst beendet, wenn ein Resultat erreicht ist.

Nach seiner Entlassung 2003 in der Türkei wurde Sadi 2004 erneut verhaftet. Als er wieder frei kam, reiste er 2008 aus der Türkei aus und stellte einen Asylantrag in Frankreich.

Sadi wurde am 19. Mai 2010 im französischen Colmar aufgrund eines Festnahmeersuchens der Bundesanwaltschaft festgenommen und im Juli 2010 nach Deutschland ausgewiesen und in den Knast gesteckt.

Er trat mehrere Male in der BRD in den Hungerstreik, um bessere Bedingungen zu erkämpfen.

Sadi Özpolat
Krümmede 3
44791 Bochum
Deutschland

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