Roger Waters and Angela Davies demand Freedom for Nudem Durak, jailed for 10 years in Turkey for singing in Kurdish .. Eng/Cat

via kurdiscat.blogspot.com translation theFreeOnline

Monday, February 21, 2022

Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters has demanded the release of Kurdish singer Nudem Durak, who has been imprisoned in Turkey since 2015 for performing songs in her mother tongue.

Authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has trceived a call for the release of Durak, who is in Bayburt Prison. She is one of tens of thousands jailed in Turkey, a NATO state, for opposing the neo-fascist regime.

“She’s our sister,” Mr. Waters said. “Whatever you think of the Kurds’ desire for recognition, it is unacceptable for a country with a great historical artistic heritage like Turkey to treat artists like that.”

Durak was jailed for “belonging to a terrorist organization” and “spreading terrorist propaganda” after singing at an event to commemorate Newroz, the Kurdish New Year.

A global campaign for her release has the backing of Waters and others, including fellow musicians and veteran American Communist Angela Davis.

Nudem Durak, 24, is a singer who sang and taught Kurdish folk songs at the Mem û Zin Cultural Center in the Kurdish city of Cizre. Verbal forms in the past are not wrong.

She can no longer sing or teach. Turkey has decided so.

Durak was not involved in any political action but was arrested on April 22. She has already been tried and sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison by a Turkish court.

The young woman is currently in Mardin prison in an E-type cell (they are not the toughest in the Turkish regime and do not involve isolation). You only have 10 minutes of phone access per week and can’t listen to music.

She has been condemned for “promoting Kurdish propaganda by teaching folk songs to groups of young musicians”.

Durak’s acoustic guitar was broken by guards during a cellular inspection in 2017. Waters has sent his Black Martin acoustic guitar, signed by rock legends such as Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Pete Townsend, Noel Gallagher and Mark Knopfler, to Durak for highlighting her plight.

“We have an absolute responsibility to support her and the hundreds of thousands of others who continue to suffer her fate with false prisonment worldwide, especially in the United States and the United Kingdom,” she said.

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Roger Waters o Angela Davies demanen la llibertat de Nudem Durak, empresonada a Turquia per cantar en kurd

a dilluns, de febrer 21, 2022 original a Català

El músic de Pink Floyd Roger Waters ha exigit l’alliberament de la cantant kurda Nudem Durak, que ha estat empresonada des de 2015 a Turquia per interpretar cançons en la seva llengua materna. Va demanar al president autoritari Recep Tayyip Erdogan que alliberés Durak, que es troba a la presó de Bayburt.

“És la nostra germana”, va dir el senyor Waters. “Sigui el que penseu del desig de reconeixement dels kurds, és inacceptable que un país amb un gran patrimoni artístic històric com Turquia tracti els artistes així”. 

Durak va ser empresonada per “pertinença a una organització terrorista” i “difusió de propaganda terrorista” després de cantar en un esdeveniment per commemorar Newroz, l’any nou kurd. Una campanya global per al seu alliberament compta amb el suport de Waters i d’altres, inclosos els seus companys músics i la veterana comunista nord-americana Angela Davis.

Nudem Durak, de 24 anys, és una música que cantava i ensenyava cançons populars kurdes al Centre cultural Mem û Zin, de la ciutat kurda de Cizre. Les formes verbals en passat no són cap errada. Ja no pot cantar ni ensenyar.

Turquia així ho ha decidit. Durak no estava involucrada en cap acció política però el 22 d’abril va ser detinguda. Ja ha estat jutjada i condemnada a 10 anys i mig de presó per un tribunal turc.

Actualment la jove és a la presó de Mardin en una cel·la de tipus E (no són les més dures del règim turc ni impliquen isolament).

Només té 10 minuts d’accés al telèfon a la setmana i no pot escoltar música. Ha estat condemnada per “promoure propaganda kurda mitjançant l’ensenyament de cançons populars a grups de músics joves”.

La guitarra acústica de Durak va ser trencada pels guàrdies durant una inspecció cel·lular el 2017.

Waters ha enviat la seva guitarra acústica Black Martin, signada per llegendes del rock com Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Pete Townsend, Noel Gallagher i Mark Knopfler, a Durak per destacar la seva difícil situació.

“Tenim l’absoluta responsabilitat de donar suport a ella i als centenars de milers d’altres persones que continuen patint el seu destí amb una falsa presó a tot el món, sobretot als Estats Units i al Regne Unit”, va dir.

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