Statement by hunger striker Arash Hampay, who’s brother was released from the Moria prison camp yesterday. Bahrooz Arash and Kozhin Hussein are still imprisoned. The hunger strike continues. The hunger strikers are calling on activists overseas to show their support by fasting for 24 hours and publishing their action on social media with hashtag #freedomstrikelesvos
Image: Arash Hampay during a medical check-up in the Mytilini Hospital His friends insisted that Arash went to the hospital because he started to vomit after drinking water. Image by Twitter account@AHampay
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We are gathering tomorrow, Saturday the 22nd at 6pm at Riad El Solh, so I decided to write this post to clear any confusion you might have concerning who ‘we’ are and what ‘we’ want. If you’re confused, this is for you. If you’re sure of yourself, read it anyway. Just in case. Needless to say, these words are my own and I’m the only one responsible for them.
First of all, who are we? We are a movement calling itself Tol3et Re7etkom, Lebanese Arabic for ‘You Stink’. We don’t have a leader, but several passionate individuals, women and men, of all walks of life. Anyone can join, anyone can leave. Ideologically? Let’s just say that we are secular, meaning that everyone is welcomed regardless of religion or lack-thereof, are deeply passionate about social justice and are seeking sustainable solutions to the waste crisis in Lebanon. Our methods…
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