Mothers of kidnapped children to start hunger strike

Families have agreed on going on a hunger strike and decided to start death-fasting, if their demands are not met

Mothers of kidnapped children to start hunger strike

World Bulletin/News Desk

The families of the abducted children in Diyarbakır have decided to pause their protest for one day on Sunday, due to the incidents in Lice which took the lives of two protesters on Saturday.

The families have also said that they will start going on a two-day hunger strike tomorrow.

Sureyya Toklar, mother of abducted 16 year old Efekan Toklar, told an Anadolu Agency reporter that she is protesting because she wants her son, missing since for three months, to be found.

Toklar said the families have mutually agreed on going on a hunger strike. She also added that the families will turn the hunger strike to a death-fasting, if their demands are not met.

Toklar also said that the protesters are not politically motivated in any way.

Families of some of the kidnapped children staged sit-ins in Diyarbakir where they were abducted, marking the first-ever public reaction to such kidnappings in the southeastern region. The protests received support from high-ranking government officials.

Last Mod: 08 Haziran 2014, 15:43
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