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Breaking Ban on PKK leader from seeing his lawyers is lifted

TURKEY’S Ministry of Justice has made a statement confirming the ban on Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan from seeing his lawyers has been lifted.

The announcement comes two weeks after Mr Ocalan saw his lawyers for a one hour meeting for the first time in nearly eight years. 

He is currently being held in isolation on Imrali island and is denied visits from family members and his legal team.

As many as 7,000 people are on hunger strike in Turkish jails in protest at his treatment.

The hunger strikes are set to continue. They demand all rights for prisoners to be applied to Ocalan. This means phone calls, letters, family visits and peace delegation visist to go ahead. 

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