'Justice Vigil’ of Şenyaşar family on day 185: “Sue the offenders, not us”

Emine and Ferit Şenyaşar, who have been protesting for justice in front of the Urfa Courthouse for the past 185 days, maintained their vigil today.

The ‘Justice Vigil' continued on its 185th day in front of the Urfa Courthouse by Emine Şenyaşar, who lost her husband and two sons as a result of the attack by the bodyguards and relatives of AKP Urfa Deputy İbrahim Halil Yıldız, and her son Ferit Şenyaşar, who survived the attack in Suruç district of Urfa, before the 24 June 2018 elections. Ferit Şenyaşar, who began his vigil today in the "Şenyaşar family justice corner" in front of the courthouse, reacted to the lawsuit filed against his mother Emine at the Urfa 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance with the allegation of "insulting a public official" in line with the complaint of AKP member İbrahim Halil Yıldız.

'The law of the privileged is enforced'

Emphasizing that their vigil has reached its 185th day, Ferit Şenyaşar said, “My mother and I have been on vigil in front of the courtroom for over 6 months. All we want is justice for everyone. They targeted our workplace and killed three of our family in the state hospital. Nobody denies that a massacre occurred at the hospital; all authorities acknowledge it. Everyone in the police force, including the Governor of Urfa, witnessed the massacre. For the past three years and three months, no one has filed a lawsuit in connection with the killing. Because superiors' law is applied in the courtroom. Prosecutors were unable to initiate a lawsuit against the AKP deputy because he was a member of the ruling party and one of the perpetrators of the massacre.”

'Sue the perpetrators'

Ferit Şenyaşar reacted to the lawsuit filed against his mother, which demands 4 years in prison, with the following words: “Every day, my mother sheds tears as she laments this injustice. Prosecutors have found a sentence in my mother's sob and are suing her for 'insult.' My mother faces this lawsuit because she demanded justice. A massacre was perpetrated 3 years and 3 months ago, but there is no investigation whatsoever. While prosecutors are not opening an investigation against him, my mother will be put on trial. Prosecutors are confused as to what to do. Sue the offenders, not us.”