Eight people jailed, two others detained in Amed

The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations against the Kurdish people and their elected representatives continue unabated.

24 people had been taken into custody in a massive operation carried out by Diyarbakır Provincial Gendarmerie Command in eight neighborhoods in Çınar, Bağlar and Kayapınar districts on 8 December 2019. 21 of the detainees were then remanded in custody for alleged “membership to a terrorist organisation”.

In the scope of the same investigation, gendarmerie forces raided the houses of previously arrested İbrahim Çiftçi and Recep Çiftçi brothers in Kılıçkaya (Kêrîkê) neighborhood of Çınar. Recep Çiftçi’s son İhsan Çiftçi (17) was detained in the operation while İbrahim Çiftçi’s son Ramazan Çiftçi (17) was not found home to be detained.

In another operation, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Party Council member Mesut Bağcık had his home raided in the central Bağlar district. After a detailed search in the flat, Bağcık was taken into custody and taken to the provincial security directorate.

In the meantime, eight of the twelve people who had been detained by Turkish soldiers in political genocidal operations in Amed have been remanded in custody for alleged “membership to a terrorist organisation”.

On the other hand, Turkish soldiers raided a flat in the town of Şenoba (Sêgirk), in Şırnak’s Uludere district and detained resident Mesut Babat who was then taken to Uludere.