Gabriele Del Grande, an Italian journalist has been arrested by Turkish authorities in the southeaster province of Hatay on the Syrian border, last 9 April. Since then he is detained - firstly in Hatay, then in Muzla – in isolation and no charge has been formulated against him.
“Starting tonight, I’m beginning a hunger strike, and I urge everyone to spread the demand that they respect my rights” he said during some calls. He cannot meet a lawyer neither he can know when and how this nightmare will end.
He is also a reporter and documentary filmmaker, and he’s the founder of an observatory on immigration victims called Fortress Europe, monitoring the number of deaths in an attempt to reach Europe. He was conducting some interviews with Syrian refugees while stopped.
There are at least 150 journalists in the Turkish jails, and dozens of newspapers and TVchannels have been seized. The Party of the European Left is joining the voices for the liberation of Gabriele and all the journalists in the Turkish prisons, as this is another impunity carried out by the Erdogan regime while the European governments keep on resting silent and we stand also with the national secretary of Rifondazione Comunista, who has joined Gabriele in his hunger strike.