Mehmet Ali Çelebi laid to rest
Mehmet Ali Çelebi was laid to rest in Büyükçekmece Çakmaklı Cemetery on Sunday.
Mehmet Ali Çelebi was laid to rest in Büyükçekmece Çakmaklı Cemetery on Sunday. Çelebi
has been in prison for 25 years. He was released from the Sincan Prison on 25 August due to his serious illnesses.
Çelebi passed away on the evening of 4 September, in the hospital where he was treated. In addition to Çelebi's family and relatives, HDP deputies, provincial and district administrators attended the funeral as did the co-chairs and executives of the Marmara Association for Solidarity with the Families of Prisoners (MATUHAY-DER).
MATUHAY-DER co-chair Esin Çelik, said that the seriously ill detainees were not released and left to die despite the reports confirming that they are unfit to stay in prison.
Stating that Çelebi was released while he was on the brink of death, Çelik emphasized that Çelebi spent 28 years in prison for his struggle and that those who lost their lives for this cause will fight until their dreams come true.
HDP Istanbul Provincial co-chair Erdal Avcı said that sick prisoners are left to die as a state policy.
HDP Şırnak MP Nuran Imir said that Çelebi devoted his life to the fight against fascism.
Condolences for Çelebi will be received today at the HDP Esenyurt District Organization building between 11am and 5pm.