International Week of Struggle against enforced disappearances kicks off on 17 May
The International Week of Struggle against Disappearances will take place from 17 to 31 May, ICAD International Bureau said, adding: "The Turkish state that has committed a crime against humanity and should be put on trial."
In a written statement, the ICAD International Bureau issued a statement about the International Week of Struggle against Disappearances that will take place from 17 to 31 May. ICAD said that they would not let the disappeared people be forgotten and demand justice.
The statement said: "The disappearances in custody, which the ruling classes carry out against the social opposition in order to maintain their power, continues in many countries of the world. The current fascist, reactionary state apparatus targets especially the revolutionary and progressive sections of the society, and all opposition groups fighting oppression and exploitation."
ICAD reminded that thousands of people are disappeared while in custody every year around the world, the corpses are buried in secret places or thrown into the ocean from helicopters as in Argentina.
The statement also said that the states that resort to enforced disappearances are trying to create anxiety, uncertainty and fear in the society by detaining and disappearing people who are actively fighting against systems based on oppression and exploitation, and thus silence all social opposition.
"Workers, trade unionists, students, journalists, writers, lawyers, revolutionaries, in short, people from all walks of life are targeted. From Hitler nazism to US-backed dictatorships in Latin America, from Turkey to Sri Lanka, from Pakistan to Iraq, from Syria to Colombia, from Mexico to Baluchistan, from Egypt to Morocco, hundreds of thousands of people have been disappeared while in custody."
Referring to Turkey, the statement said: "The Turkish state that has committed a crime against humanity and should be put on trial."