Police summon ill prisoner to testify

Horasan District Police Department summoned ill prisoner Necmettin Aydın to testify.

The first hearing of the trial against Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Provincial Organization Director Necmettin Aydın, who was detained on 12 November 2020 on the allegation of "being a member of an illegal organization" in Horasan, Erzurum, was held on 15 January. Aydın was not released despite having a cerebellum herniation and 44 percent invalidity report.

Aydın's health condition is getting worse every passing day. Aydın, who had a 44 percent invalidity report from Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital in 2018, has weakness, pain and numbness in both legs and has difficulty walking.

Aydın was also quarantined due to the coronavirus epidemic 3 times during the 67-day period he was held hostage. It was learned that Aydın's third quarantine is still continuing and he will be taken to the ward on Thursday, 21 January.

Talking to Aydın on the phone, his family said that he was not given books and hygiene materials during quarantine. The family said that Horasan District Police Department today summoned Aydın to come to the police station to testify.