REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLE’S LIBERATION FRONT
December 20, 2000 Statement: 135
“THEY BURNED US ALIVE:” THESE WORDS ARE THOSE OF A SERIOUSLY WOUNDED WOMAN PRISONER
THEY REVEAL THE TRUE FACE OF THE AUTHORITIES.
THE AUTHORITIES ARE LYING
THEY MUST CONFESS TO THE MASSACRE THAT THEY HAVE COMMITTED IN BAYRAMPASA AND ALL THE OTHER PRISONS
A massacre on a scale that even the word “savage” does not suffice to describe has been committed before the eyes of the entire world. The operation aimed at committing a massacre is still in progress. Moreover, a true account of the number of dead revolutionaries has not been given. To conceal its crime, the state is continuing to tell lies.
“THEY BURNED US ALIVE:” REVELATIONS ON THE INCENDIARY DEVICES AT BAYRAMPASA
All the world has heard it. These were the words clearly uttered by a woman prisoner being transported from Bayrampasa Prison to a hospital in Istanbul, her face completely ravaged by burns, revealed the true face of the authorities; “THEY BURNED US ALIVE.”
These are not the words of those who have escaped from the gas chambers or the crematoria of Nazi Germany, but were stated by a woman prisoner who was badly injured following a murderous attack with an incendiary device in Bayrampasa Prison, situated right in the middle of the biggest city in Turkey. In Bayrampasa but also in all the prisons, assault troops and robocops have killed detainees by hurling incendiary devices into their dormitories. To prepare the ground for this massacre, the authorities made great play of the lie that the prisoners had opened fire with a
“Kalashnikov”. And with lie after lie they have succeeded in covering up a massacre.
Now, everything is clear. The authorities are lying. They are trying to cover up these massacres. But how long can they keep it up? TELL THE TRUTH The authorities must explain how many prisoners have been killed by burning or wounded mortally, whether by fire, bullets or torture, and in what prisons. Up to the present, all they have told is lies. The true number of prisoners killed is at least twice the figure quoted officially. But whatever the case, the lies and censorship imposed on the media cannot last forever.
Besides, the truth has already exploded in your faces. In fact, this prisoner said “THEY BURNED US ALIVE.”
THEY COULD DESTROY NOTHING: THE DEATH FAST CONTINUES They thought they could put an end to the resistance with massacres, burning, and attacking with bombs the prisoners who were already on their death-beds and by forcibly removing them from their wards. They are wrong. Henceforth, THE RESISTANCE GOES ON IN THE CELLS OF SINCAN AND EDIRNE. THE DEATH FAST CONTINUES
THE OPERATION WHICH CLAIMED TO BE ABOUT “RETURN TO LIFE” IS REALLY AN
OPERATION ABOUT MASSACRES AND VENGEANCE The authorities have claimed to have
carried out an “operation to return to life” and to have “extended a tender hand”. Their tender hand extended towards the dormitories was full of incendiary devices. For hours they attacked dormitory C-14 in Bayrampasa with incendiary devices, as a result of which prisoners perished in the flames. Such incendiary devices were used in all the prisons.
The authorities have carried out a massacre. Just what lives did they save with the gunshots and incendiary devices they used at Bayrampasa and theother prisons? Dozens of prisoners were killed during this “operation to return to life”. The operation was really about vengeance.
They went in to kill and that is just what they did. The authorities have taken reprisals against the struggle for justice and freedom.
WE CALL ON NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS TO LISTEN TO THOSE WHO WITNESSED A MASSACRE. Those who witnessed the massacre were transferred, wounded, to hospitals and isolation cells. Go see the witnesses. Listen to them. See them, hear them to learn what kind of country we live in, to comprehend why the struggle for rights and freedom is conducted with so many sacrifices and at such a cost in lives. Bear witness to the true face of the authorities. And bear witness to the entire world.
TELL THE TRUTH TO THE ENTIRE WORLD!
DESPITE THE MASSACRE, THE RESISTANCE CONTINUES!
WE APPEAL TO ALL DECENT AND HONOURABLE PEOPLE TO CONDEMN THIS MASSACRE AND SUPPORT THE RESISTANCE OF THE PRISONERS.
DEVRIMCI HALK KURTULUS CEPHESI
(REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLE’S LIBERATION FRONT)