Police take Emine and Ferit Şenyaşar into custody ahead of HDP co-chair Buldan visit

Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit have been taken into custody once again. It was noteworthy that these detentions coincided with HDP co-chair Pervin Buldan visit to Urfa.

The vigil of Emine Şenyaşar, who lost her husband and two sons, killed in 2018, by AKP Urfa MP Ibrahim Halil Yıldız's bodyguard and relatives, and her son Ferit Şenyaşar, who was injured in the attack, continues.

This morning the family set out to go to the courthouse again on the 128th day of their protest, but was detained at the city entrance.

The police cited an investigation launched with the allegation of "insulting a public official". The family members were taken to the Urfa Provincial Security Directorate.

It was noteworthy that these detentions coincided with the visit of Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Pervin Buldan to Urfa today for a series of scheduled events.

Before Buldan's visit to the Şenyaşar family on 20 May, Emine and Ferit Şenyaşar were taken into custody on charges of "insulting a public official".

Emine and Ferit Şenyaşar were released after Buldan left the city. The HDP co-chair replaced the family on the vigil for justice in front of the courthouse in Urfa.