Justice Vigil of Şenyaşar family continues

Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit have been holding a ‘Justice Vigil’ for 516 days demanding justice for three family members killed by AKP people in 2018.

On 14 June 2018, the bodyguards and relatives of AKP Urfa MP Ibrahim Halil Yıldız attacked the Şenyaşar family's shop in Suruç during the election campaign.

In the attack, brothers Celal, Adil, Mehmet, Fadıl and Ferit Şenyaşar were injured. Relatives and supporters of AKP MP Yıldız, badly injured Celal and Adil Şenyaşar, and their father Hacı Esvet Şenyaşar, when he went to the hospital to visit their sons. He was brutally murdered, being lynched in front of his wife Emine Şenyaşar.

Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit (who was injured in the attack), have been holding a ‘Justice Vigil’ in front of the Courthouse of Urfa since 9 March 2021, demanding those responsible to be brought to account.

The family continued their vigil on day 516 in their house in Suruç as the courthouse is closed at the weekend.

“Those who remain silent on atrocities for the sake of their positions should not stand with us when justice is done. Everyone acknowledges the fact that we are righteous in our struggle. Justice will eventually be secured,” said the family in a social media message on Saturday.