Letter from the Revolutionary Palestinian Leila Khaled to Kurdish Revolutionary Leyla Güven

Published January 16, 2019

Letter from the Revolutionary Palestinian Leila Khaled to Kurdish Revolutionary Leyla Güven

The iconic and historic Palestinian revolutionary, Leila Khaled, wrote a letter addressed to the Kurdish deputy on hunger strike Leyla Güven, who almost seventy days ago began a hunger strike calling for an end to the isolation of imprisoned Kurdish revolutionary Abdullah Öcalan

Khaled, member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said that “the dungeon” where Güven is imprisoned does not prevent the voice of the Kurdish deputy from being heard.

We transcribe the complete letter below:

My dear friend Leyla Güven, who is in the dungeons of the repressors, I send you thousands of warm greetings.

The dungeon has not prevented your voice from reaching us to mobilize the world’s people, so that your request to free political prisoners, especially the great revolutionary Abdullah Öcalan, is fulfilled.

In the Turkish and Israeli prisons the revolutionaries go on a hunger strike for freedom, justice and to stop the prevailing system, which wants to end the voice of the people who want democracy.

On my behalf and on behalf of Palestinian women, I tell you that I will use my voice against all attacks on revolutionaries.

My dear friend Leyla … We say that the persecution of the dungeons will not continue. Your patience and your struggle will overcome hunger.

The harder the hunger strike, the more honorable the struggle. The people who love freedom in the world respond to your actions.

I kiss your forehead and hold your hand.

You are an example for all women in the world. Hoping for freedom …

Your friend in the fight,

Leila Khalid

Originally found at http://kurdistanamericalatina.org/