REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLE’S LIBERATION FRONT
Date: December 19, 2000 Statement: 134
THE REVOLUTIONARY PRISONERS ARE BEING MASSACRED
ATTACKS WITH THE AIM OF COMMITTING A MASSACRE, AND RESISTANCE TO THEM, ARE CONTINUING
THOSE WHO SPILL OUR BLOOD WILL PAY A PRICE!
This attack is not just against the prisoners, it is directed at the entire people. It is a comprehensive attack. This is an operation to eliminate all forces which are revolutionary, democratic and opposed to the system. This is an operation to confine the opposition to the system in cells.
TO OUR PEOPLE AND THE WHOLE WORLD
Since the morning of December 19, the images you have seen have been the images of the war the fascist and pro-American authorities have started against the people. Tens of thousands of police and soldiers, special units and Sikorsky helicopters have started open warfare against the prisoners and the people. The attack is being pursued both inside and outside the prisons. While the prisoners are being massacred inside the jails, outside, hundreds of people have been arrested, democratic associations and shantytown districts have been surrounded and in the city squares the police are
continuing their savage violence. The attacks are continuing to silence and destroy those who struggle for rights and freedom, both outside and inside the prisons.
THE AUTHORITIES CANNOT MANAGE ANYTHING BUT THEY WANT TO STAY ON THEIR FEET BY COMMITTING A SLAUGHTER OF THE PRISONERS
They said they wanted to “rescue” them. They rescued them(!) THEY MASSACRED THEM! They are continuing to massacre them. At the moment, the unconfirmed information we have is that 20 to 25 of our captive comrades have been martyred. The resistance is continuing and the number of martyrs will certainly rise. By giving martyrs both inside and outside the prisons, we will make the murderous authorities ashamed. OUR DEATH FAST RESISTANCE IS CONTINUING. Even if the barricades in the prisons are torn down, OUR RESISTANCE WILL CONTINUE, and what will they do then? Neither inside nor outside the prisons will they make us surrender without killing us!
THE MHP AND THE FASCIST GOVERNMENT ARE PARTNERS IN COMMITTING MASSACRES
This is what democracy in Turkey is. Massacres, executions and torture. It is a tyranny. All the talk of a “social contract” and “postponement” have turned out to be a huge lie. The massacre is to open the ‘F’ Type prisons. They started to exile some prisoners to Sincan ‘F’ Type Prison. They admitted that they were preparing for this operation. All their claims have collapsed amid the reality of a massacre. They massacre under the pretext of carrying out a “rescue”. They have thrown gas bombs at prisoners who were already on their death-bed. They have shot prisoners even after they had set themselves on fire.
THE ASSAULT OPERATION MUST STOP IMMEDIATELY
SO LONG AS THE ASSAULT DOES NOT STOP, THE RESISTANCE WILL CARRY ON.
Our people, all democratic associations: this is a democratic struggle. This is not the time to be anxious, scared or indulge in daydreams. They cannot make the people silent. They cannot destroy the revolutionaries. This is the time to show that in every form and on every occasion. We call upon all revolutionaries, democratic associations and human rights associations: oppose the massacre. There is a massacre going on very openly before the eyes of the entire world. The fascist authorities are fighting against our people. Nobody should fail to show an attitude.