HPG guerrilla Ölçen finally laid to rest

The remains of Erhan Ölçen, who fell martyr in Lice, were finally buried after 108 days of police harassment.

The remains of HPG guerrilla Erhan Ölçen, who fell martyr in clashes in Lice district of Amed on 3 November 2019, were eventually delivered to his family after 108 days.

The remains of Ölçen were kept in the morgue of Gazi Yaşargil Education and Research Hospital, and were finally delivered to his family on Tuesday evening.

The family brought the remains to the Yeniköy Cemetery under heavy armored police vehicles presence. The police blockaded the Yeniköy Cemetery and prevented the executives of the Association of solidarity with families who lost their relatives (MEBYA-DER) and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), who wanted to join the funeral ceremony. 

The remains of the HPG guerrilla were buried in a ceremony attended only by family members.