Family of Medeni Yıldırım says his grave was vandalized

A memorial was held in the village of Kayacık (Hêzan) in Lice, Amed, for Medeni Yıldırım, who lost his life when soldiers opened fire on civilians at a protest on 28 June 2013.

A memorial was held on the 7th anniversary of Medeni Yıldırım's death. His family, relatives, MEBYA-DER and HDP members joined the ceremony at the cemetery in Bağlar Yeniköy Cemetery.

The family and friends of Yıldırım had a nasty surprise when they arrived at the graveyard: Medeni’s grave had been vandalized.

Noting that their pain was as fresh as yesterday despite the 7 years that have gone by, the mother of Medeni Yıldırım said: “I have suffered for 7 years. My heart has been burning for 7 years. The court's approach burned my heart even more. We want the killer to be tried and punished. Hundreds of Kurdish youth were killed. Those who killed them were justified before justice. All of them were cleared of murder. What is this? Enough!”

Speaking afterwards, HDP Amed Provincial co-chair Zeyat Ceylan called for justice, stating that justice has not been done in the past 7 years. After Ceylan's speech, carnations were left on Yıldırım's grave.