Sit-in tents set up in Hasakah and Zalin in North and East Syria in support of hunger strike by detainees in Turkish prisons

HASAKAH and ZALIN, Syria — The Revolutionary Youth Movement, in cooperation with the Young Women’s Union, set up a sit-in tent in Hasakah and Zalin (Qamishli) in support of detainees in Turkish prisons.

A delegation from the Syriac Women’s Union (SWU) participated in the sit-in.

The tent was erected in front of the Assyrian church in the Tel Hajar neighborhood of Hasakah city. The sit-in schedule to last for seven days.

At the start of the sit-in, an SWU official read a statement condemning the Turkish state’s practices against its own people and the people, the people of North and East Syria, and the people of norther Iraq and called for the release of political prisoners.

In Zalin (Qamishli), a second sit-in tent was set up in front of the United Nations building.

The protests in North and East Syria come on the 47th day of a hunger strike initiated by detainees in Turkish prisons.