Today Wednesday around 17:30 police special forces have staged a simultaneous attack on ATİK and New Women activists and leadership in Nurnberg (Germany) and in Switzerland. According to the statement issued by the ATİK Legal office, this operation was ordered by the Karlsruhe public prosecutor’s office. Currently no names have been made public but the most recent information is that 10 activist and of the majority of the General Council who support the democratic work of ATİK have been arrested by this arbitrary operation based on ungrounded reasons.
The operation took place with the special forces violently entering and searching the houses of the activists by breaking doors and windows of their homes. We believe this is an intimidation and repression act by the police. It is expected that the arrested revolutionaries will be brought to the Karlsruhe court tomorrow Thursday 16th April. The ATİK General Council, Federations, associations, New Women and New Democratic Youth activists and representatives affiliated to ATİK stated that they will not be silent against this arbitrary intimidation and repression by the police;
“This intimidation and arrest operation run by the European imperialist states and the Turkish state, will not withhold ATİK from its revolutionary democratic struggle.” We call on all the revolutionary, democratic organizations and individuals to take a clear and strong stand against this and to express their solidarity.
IMPERIALIST ATTACKS WILL NOT WITHHOLD US FROM OUR STRUGGLE!
WE CONDEMN THIS REPRESSION BY THE EU IMPERIALIST COUNTRIES!
LONG LIVE REVOLUTIONARY SOLIDARITY!