YILMAZ ORKAN is a member of the International Council of the WSF, he’s among the Kurdish Network and the Worldwide network of collective rights of peoples (RMDCP).

This arrestation has been ordered by Spanish state requested by the Europol, and is under an accusation that he’s among the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which is on EU’s list of terrorist’s organizations.

We denounce this practice as a tool of a criminalization of the Kurdish peoples struggle for their basics rights in the Republic of Turkey and Middle East!

Yilmaz Orkan is well known on international level for many years as a person who struggles for solidarity, democracy, peace and dignity and against peoples oppression and exploitation.

We DEMAND from the Belgian state to release IMMEDIATELY YILMAZ ORKAN!


Signing Organizations:

Congress Mondial Amazigh (CMA), Amazigh/Algeria,Movement pour l’Autonimie de la Kabylies – MAK, Algeria,ARCI, Italy,CIEMEN, Catalunia,Nomad 08, Africa,No-Voc, Africa,Aux-Firenze, Italy,Cosatu, South Africa, Friends of Landless,NIGD, Nepal,World March of Women,CGIL, France,UIKI Onlous, Italy,RETE ITALIANA FSM, Foro Social Mondial Tematico, Venezuela, Peoples Health Movement, India,Socialist Front, India, Transform, France,Femmes Solidaires/IFWFY, France,CIRANDA, Brasil,Action Aid, India,NVGD, Finland,City Concillor-Helsinki, Finland,Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly International, France,Mouvement pour l’Autonomie de la Kabyle (MAK), Kabylie-Algeria,

Alternatives, France,Vasudhaira Kutumbakam, India,FNDP,Conen-Blaul, Flane, FMAS,