Human Rights Association condemns political genocide

IHD (Human Rights Association) branch in Amed (Diyarbakir) criticizes political genocide operations, saying; "The freedom and security of individuals are unfortunately violated with impunity.”

The Amed (Diyarbakir) branch of the Human Rights released a statement on the current political genocide operations.

The association revealed that, “During the police operations in Diyarbakır, Şırnak and Adıyaman, many people, including IHD Adıyaman branch chairman Bülent Temel, members of IHD Diyarbakır Branch, lawyers registered in the Diyarbakır Bar Association and representatives of non-governmental organizations have been detained.”


The IHD statement includes the following:

“We would like to emphasize the fact that these investigations, which have become increasingly routine and lead to unjust and unlawful detentions have given rise to further anti-democratic practices in our social life.

The liberty and security of the person, which is guaranteed by the Constitution and international human rights conventions, are unfortunately violated without hesitation. Judicial institutions, which are under the guardianship of the security policies produced by the government, continue these and similar investigations and eradicate the conceptions of law and justice.

We as human rights defenders believe that the economic and cultural problems in Turkey, in particular the Kurdish issue, can be solved through dialogue and consensus culture. We would like to express that the political power and judicial bodies can contribute to the strengthening of social peace and democracy by abandoning the security-oriented policies.

On this basis, we demand that these and similar investigations that damage the sense of social justice be terminated and those detained within the scope of the investigation be released immediately.”