Global call for Action in Solidarity with vegan anarchist prisoner Osman Evcan who is on hunger strike!

Dear friends and comrades,

This call is made for vegan anarchist prisoner Osman Evcan who is struggling with death in a Turkish prison.

Imprisoned since last 20 years (and 10 more left), Osman spent his last 4 years in Kırıkkale F-type High Security Prison. Despite all efforts that has been made, the prison authorities don’t give Osman the healthy and nutritious vegan food that he deserves and requests. Therefore, he is on hunger strike for an undetermined time since the November 4th.

As comrades of Osman, we call all our comrades, friends and supports throughout the world to act in solidarty with Osman who is resisting against the repression apparatus of the Turkish prison system.

GIVE VEGAN FOOD TO OSMAN EVCAN IMMEDIATELY!

ALL PRISONS WILL BE ABOLISHED!

FREEDOM FOR VEGAN ANARCHIST OSMAN EVCAN!

Anarchist friends of Osman
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WHO IS OSMAN EVCAN

Evcan is a political prisoner in Turkey kept in high security solitary confinement prison. Due to his anarchist political and ethical convictions, Evcan became a vegan (strict vegetarian who avoids all animal products) eight years ago.

Since the Turkish authorities do not respect his right to pursue a vegan diet, Evcan has been suffering from variety of health issues as he is not getting enough vegan food to eat and he is unable to pursue a balanced diet.

In a letter he wrote from prison, Evcan mentions prison authorities giving him food in an unhygienic state and there have been instances where harmful additives and chemicals have been intentionally added to his food.

In his last letter on the 6th of November 2011, Evcan added that on an arbitrary basis, prison officers have not being providing him with e scorts, so that he misses medical appointments. Having already boycotted the prison food and managing by purchasing his own food at prison cafeteria, he says in his last letter that he needs to strengthen his attitude to be heard. Therefore he started an on-going hunger strike on 4 November 2011 for an indefinite time until his demands are met.

Write to him [do not expect a reply though!]:

Osman Evcan
F Tipi Kapalı Cezaevi,
Oda No: B-8 71480
Hacılar/Kırıkkale TURKEY

The blog of the campaign is: http://osmanayemek.tumblr.com

The English edition can be accessed here: http://osmanayemek.tumblr.com/english

First call of support for Osman: http://news.infoshop.org/article.php?story=20111107054617609

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