Kurdish protesters marched against the solitary confinement of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) founder Abdullah Ocalan, during a protest in Frankfurt am Main on Saturday during Kurdish New Year celebrations.
Demonstrators clad in traditional dress held banners and chanted slogans as they made their way through the city. After the demonstration, protesters celebrated Kurdish New Year — or... Еще Newroz — with music and dancing.
Ocalan was arrested by the Turkish secret service in Nairobi, Kenya, on February 15, 1999. He is currently serving an aggravated life imprisonment sentence in Turkey. He has been held in isolation on the prison island of Imrali, receiving only a handful of visits since 2011.