Police take Emine and Ferit Şenyaşar into custody
Emine and Ferit Şenyaşar were taken into custody this morning in front of the courthouse in Urfa where they have been holding a Vigil for Justice for 22 days.
Emine and Ferit Şenyaşar were taken into custody this morning in front of the courthouse in Urfa. Mother and son have been carrying out a Vigil for Justice for 22 days. On 14 June 2018, a serious crime occurred during the election campaign in the northern Kurdish city of Suruç.
Emine Şenyaşar, now 70, lost two of her sons and her husband in an attack by bodyguards and relatives of AKP deputy Ibrahim Halil Yıldız.
For 22 days, Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit Şenyaşar have been protesting in front of the court in Urfa demanding justice. The mother and son were taken into custody again on Tuesday morning.
"Don't arrest us, arrest the murderers"
The Şenyaşars were detained for no reason and dragged into a police vehicle. While being arrested, Emine Şenyaşar shouted: "Don't arrest us, arrest the murderers!"
The attack is not the first. On 15 March, Emine Senyaşar was arrested for "insulting an official" and on 25 March for "violating the assembly law". Ferit Şenyaşar was summoned for interrogation on Monday following a complaint from the brother of the AKP politician Ibrahim Halil Yıldız, Süleyman Yıldız.
"The prosecutor looks at us, but doesn't see us"
The Şenyaşar family said in a Tweet: “Our fight for justice in front of the courthouse has been going on for 22 days. The attorney general walks past us every morning. He looks at us, but he doesn't see us. As much as he and the Justice Minister do not want to see us, our call for justice is getting support from all provinces of Turkey and the European states."