The trial of 10 revolutionaries arrested during a joint operation carried out in Germany, France, Greece and Switzerland, suspected of being leaders of ATİK (Confederation of Workers from Turkey in Europe) and the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML) is set to begin in Germany on 17 June. They are being held in harsh conditions of isolation and with restricted access to their friends, families and lawyers.
They are being prosecuted on the grounds that that they have already been convicted in Turkey for belonging to the TKP/ML (Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist). Under Law 129/a-b of the criminal law, the German state can accuse anyone of “terrorist activities” if they have already been prosecuted for that reason in their country of origin, despite the fact that the TKP/ML is not on the official list of “terrorist organisations” recognised as such in German legislation.
The TKP/ML is a Communist party which has organised and defended the oppressed and the exploited in Turkey and Northern Kurdistan for over 40 years against the Fascist Turkish state. The Liberation Army of the Workers and Peasants of Turkey (TİKKO) with which it is associated fights alongside the Kurdish combatants in Rojava as part of the International Freedom Battalion against the ISIS fascists.
The OCML-VP expresses its complete solidarity with these revolutionary and progressive comrades.
ATİK is not alone !
Abolish Article 129/A-B of the German criminal law !
No to the criminalisation of the Turkish and Kurdish revolutionary and progressive organisations in Europe !
Freedom for all progressive and revolutionary European, Turkish and Kurdish political prisoners !