Police detain dozens in Amed
Many lawyers and representatives of civil society organizations, including ÖHD co-chair Bünyamin Şeker, were detained during house raids carried out within the scope of DTK investigation in Amed.
The houses of many lawyers and representatives of civil society organizations were raided by the police today within the scope of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) investigation carried out by the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office.
Computers, books and many digital materials were confiscated during the house searches. Many lawyers, civil society executives and members, including Lawyers Association for Freedom (ÖHD) co-chair Bünyamin Şeker, were taken into custody.
It was stated that detentions were part of the investigation numbered 2019/63324 against the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) launched by the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in 2019. Those detained are accused of "establishing organizations in favour of an illegal organisation."
The names of those taken into custody in Amed today are as follows: “Lawyers Bünyamin Şeker, Abdulkadir Güleç, Eshat Aktaç, Serdar Talay, İmran Gökdere, Diyar Çetedir, Serdar Özer, Feride Laçin, Gevriye Atlı, Resul Tamur, Cemile Turhallı Balsak, Ahmet Kalpak, Devrim Barış Baran, Neşet Girasun, Sedat Aydın, Şivan Cemil Özen and Haknas Sadak, MED prisoners' families Solidarity and Legal Aid Associations Federation (TUHAD-FED) executive Diyar Dilek Özer and federation member Leyla Ayaz, former TTB Central Council member Şehmus Gökalp, DIVES member Süleyman Okur, Bağlar Municipality Council member Panayır Çelik, HDP Diyarbakır former provincial director Ilhami Yürek, dismissed SES member Ümit Çetinkaya, HABER-SEN member Mehmet Kaçar and Haknaz Sadak.