Co-mayor Mızraklı: We are the rebels
Selçuk Mizrakli, co-mayor of Amed Metropolitan Municipality, sent a message to an event he was invited to, saying: "We are rebels. We are the ones who carry the weight of hope on our backs. We are a future with hope of resistance."
Diyarbakır Medical Chamber (DTO), Society and Physician Journal, Health and Social Workers Union (SES) Amed Branch organized the "Dr. İlhan Diken Mesopotamia Public Health Days."
Co-mayor of Amed Metropolitan Municipality Selçuk Mızraklı and Kayapınar Municipality co-mayor Keziban Yılmaz were invited to the panel entitled 'Regional Municipalities and Health' but could not attend because they are in prison.
Co-mayor Mızraklı sent a message which was read on the panel. "We are going through hard times. - said the HDP co-mayor - We go through a process where people are not even allowed to speak and are detained and arrested every day. They want to tie the hands of our hopes. They want to mute our consciences. They want to create a silent society. But it is at this point, when we are emerging. We are the ones who disobey. We are the rebels. We are the ones who carry the weight of hope on our backs. We are a future with hope of resistance."
Noting the inequalities in the field of health, Mızraklı said: "As in the world, there are problems of access to health in our country. In particular we cannot provide free health services to everyone in their native language."
Speaking at the panel Mızraklı's lawyer Muhsin Bilal, said: "I have been a lawyer for 20 years in Diyarbakir. Since the state security courts, the judiciary and the courts, they had at least to adhere to certain stereotypes, even if they were formally doing so."
Lawyer Bilal said that Mızraklı stil does not know what he is being tried for.