French delegation visits Emine Şenyaşar
Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit have been holding a Justice Vigil in front of the Courthouse of Urfa since 9 March 2021, demanding those responsible for the massacre of family members to be brought to account.
On 14 June 2018, the bodyguards and relatives of AKP Urfa MP Ibrahim Halil Yıldız attacked the Şenyaşar family's shop in Suruç during the election campaign.
In the attack, brothers Celal, Adil, Mehmet, Fadıl and Ferit Şenyaşar were injured. Relatives and supporters of AKP MP Yıldız badly injured Celal and Adil Şenyaşar, and their father Hacı Esvet Şenyaşar, when he went to the hospital to visit their sons. He was brutally murdered, being lynched in front of his wife Emine Şenyaşar.
Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit (who was also injured in the attack), have been holding a Justice Vigil in front of the Courthouse of Urfa since 9 March 2021, demanding those responsible to be brought to account.
Ferit Şenyaşar, who has been nominated as a candidate of the Green Left Party in Urfa, couldn’t attend the vigil today to take part in the election campaign.
Emine Şenyaşar continued the vigil in front of the courthouse on its 782nd day, displaying a banner reading “Justice for Şenyaşar family”.
Emine Şenyaşar received a solidarity visit today from Rêmy Pagani, former mayor of Geneva, Angélique Schmidt of the left-wing Insoumise Party and journalist Rachad Armanios.
Emine Şenyaşar told the visitors about the massacre of her family members and her fight for justice. The French delegation vowed to be the voice of the Şenyaşar family in Geneva and stand in solidarity with the family.
Thanking the delegation for the visit, Emine Şenyaşar said that solidarity kept her going.