Deniz, who was forced to leave Turkey and seek asylum in Europe for political reasons, was found held in one of Italy’s infamous detention centers at Turin’s CPR. He went on a hunger strike on September 1st, determined to reclaim his freedom at any cost and to bring out in public the wretched conditions in Italy’s modern “exclusion camps”.
His release was brought about by resistance and solidarity. From the early days of the hunger strike and throughout it, the voices of support were coordinated across the four parts of the horizon: from Turkey, Greece, Switzerland and, of course, Italy, where his case began to stir reactions, though not the first act of resistance as hundreds of inmates and comrades have given and continue to give many fights in and out of CPR. Deniz was granted asylum. Once again, as we have experienced it again, the one who has won is solidarity! But the fight continues till abolishing the borders!
TEAR DOWN THE DETENTION CENTERS
FREEDOM TO ALL MIGRANTS
Solidarity Initiative, Athens