Vigil for justice: “AKP deputy destroyed a family”
The Şenyaşar family which has been carrying out a justice vigil for 234 days, said that “a deputy of the ruling party destroyed a family by using public power.”
The Justice Vigil which was launched on March 9 in front of the courthouse in Urfa by Emine Şenyaşar, who lost her husband and two sons in an armed attack in Suruç district on 14 June 2018 that involved the bodyguards and relatives of AKP Deputy İbrahim Halil Yıldız, and her son Ferit Şenyaşar who was injured in the same attack, marks its 234th day. The family continued the justice vigil at the “Şenyaşar Family Justice Corner” in front of the courthouse in Urfa province.
'PERPETRATOR TAKES REFUGE BEHIND THE GOVERNMENT'
In a reference to the foundation anniversary of the Turkish Republic on October 29, Ferit Şenyaşar said, “State officials and ministers will give speeches about democracy and justice to mark the foundation anniversary of the Turkish republic tomorrow. However, there is an ongoing persecution at Urfa Courthouse. The public knows about this persecution. A deputy of the ruling party (AKP) has destroyed a family by using public power. My mother has been in front of the courthouse for 8 months. There is only one thing she demands: a fair trial and an effective investigation. Everyone is aware of the persecution against us, yet no official has acted to give an explanation on the matter because the perpetrator of this persecution and massacre takes refuge behind the government. As long as my mother continues the vigil in front of the courthouse, no one should talk about a rule of law.”
The family shared the following message on their social media account: “If this persecution at the Şanlıurfa Courthouse continues, it will first corrupt those who run the judiciary and then the government. Tomorrow may be too late. Justice now! Justice for everyone!”