HDP Youth Councils condemn AKP for brutality against Ipek family

HDP Youth Councils vowed to continue their struggle for a free future on the basis of mothers' honorable stance against fascism.

The Youth Councils of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) released a statement on the brutality of the AKP government after Ipek family received the remains of their son by post.

The HDP Youth Councils said: "The remains of Agit Ipek, who lost his life in a conflict in Dersim in 2017, was sent to his family by post. Despite all previous applications, the remains were not delivered to the family in a process that turned into a psychological torture for the family. The authorities sent the remains by post after three years of torturing the family by denying it the right to mourn their son."

The statement added: "This is not the first brutality carried out by this government. The burning of people in the basements of Cizre, the killing of 34 civilians, mostly children, in Roboski, the bombs detonated at peace rallies, the violence and mutilation carried out on murdered women, are just a few examples of the massacres against Kurds, opponents, mothers, and young people." 

The HDP Youth Councils ended the statement by vowing to "continue our struggle for a free future on the basis of our mothers' honorable stance against fascism. We strongly condemn this inhuman practice."