Weekly solidarity action for Basque Hunger Striker

Weekly international solidarity actions have taken place once again which have included solidarity vigils in both Derry and Dublin in an effort to highlight the ongoing hunger by Patxi Ruiz, Basque political prisoner.

Patxi Ruiz hunger strike is entering its 4th week of fasting in a Spanish jail to demand that political prisoners be relocated to prisons near their homes, an end to beatings and harassment, PPE equipment for prisoners, testing them and prison guards for the virus.

Patxi has been persecuted by the prison administration because he has not allowed himself to be broken, to apologise for the actions of the liberation movement, to seek individual concessions from the Spanish State.

Across the Basque Country pickets, solidarity fasts and demonstrations have taken place in Argentina by friends of the Basque Country who have launched a petition signed by hundreds, including a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Saturday’s solidarity actions in both Dublin and Derry have called for Patxi Ruiz’s demands to be met immediately by the Spanish State.

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