Detention period of tortured Kurdish politician extended

Detention period of Kurdish activist extended for another 4 days.

Rojbin Çetin, former mayor of Van’s Edremit district, member of HDP’s Local Government Board and activist of the Free Women’s Movement (TJA) was arrested in Amed (Diyarbakir) on June 26 as part of a police operation against Kurdish civil society. Çetin was tortured for three and a half hours by a special police unit in her apartment in Amed. She was bitten by dogs, sexually insulted, stripped half-naked and photographed blindfolded.

Çetin has been held in custody at the anti-terror branch of the Mardin police department for 8 days. Her detention period has been extended for another 4 days, for the third time, on the grounds that evidences have not been collected yet.