Kurdish activist Mustafa Çelik arrested in Bremen

The Kurdish activist was arrested because of his political activities.

Kurdish activist Mustafa Çelik was arrested in his apartment two days ago and has been placed in the Bremen prison.

Apparently Çelik is accused of having participated in popular meetings in Hamburg and Bremen.

Mustafa Çelik had already been arrested in Bremen in November 2015 and sentenced to two and a half years in prison by the Celle Higher Regional Court in August 2016 for membership of the PKK. The prosecuting authorities had accused him of having been the area manager since mid-2013, initially for the Oldenburg sector and since August 2015 for the Hamburg sector.

In addition to the "usual" activities of which he was accused, Mustafa Çelik had been intensively engaged in information and mobilization work for the parliamentary elections in Turkey on June 7, 2015, in favor of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).

The Kurdish activist has serious health problems and has to undergo medical check-ups once a week.