ÖHD: We will apply to international bodies for Ipek family
The Libertarian Lawyers' Association (ÖHD) Headquarters, said in a written statement it will file a national and international legal application regarding the inhuman practice of sending by post the remains of HPG guerrilla Agit Ipek to his family.
The Libertarian Lawyers' Association (ÖHD) Headquarters said in a written statement it will file a national and international legal application regarding the inhuman practice of sending by post the remanis of HPG guerrilla Agit Ipek to his family 3 years after he fell martyr in Dersim.
The ÖHD reminded that state officials gave no information to the family who had been trying to reach Ipek remains for years. In May 2019, they asked the family to send a DNA sample, however, the remains "were not handed over to the family despite the match. The remains were sent by post to the family living in Diyarbakır."
The ÖHD statement continued: "The photo of the remains of Ipek in the postal box in the hands of his mother shows how much this government can go beyond human."
The statement added that "in a society, it is vital to be buried in accordance with the belief of the person and with respect of the memory of the dead."
The lawyers association confirmed that it is studying how to apply to national and international legislation instances.
"However, - the statement added - it should be noted that respect for the dead, has never been a controversial issue since the existence of humanity and does not necessarily have to be secured with norms. Respect for the legacy of humanity is superior to any norm, and the state is obliged to abide by this morality. We will make all kinds of applications both nationally and internationally, and will make every effort to bring those responsible before the law."