Police detain mothers of prisoners in Istanbul
The police attacked the press statement that the relatives of the prisoners wanted to make to draw attention to the tortures in prisons. Mothers were detained, while HDP MP Musa Piroğlu, was surrounded by the police.
The police attacked the press statement the relatives of the prisoners wanted to make in front of the HDP Şirinevler district building to draw attention to the violations of rights in prisons and the situation of ill prisoners.
The police, who declared the square and the surrounding area off limits, blocked the crowd in front of the HDP district building.
Citing the decision of the district governor's office as the reason for the ban of the action, the police prevented the mothers of the relatives of the prisoners and the people accompanying them, from opening a banner and making a statement.
Members of the press were forcibly removed from the place. The mothers were handcuffed backwards and violently detained.
HDP Deputy Musa Piroğlu said: “The mothers just wanted to make a statement. But every time they are not allowed to do it." he said.
After this statement, Piroğlu, who was trying to go to Şirinevler Square, was repeatedly stopped by the police.
Piroğlu, who marched to the square chanting the slogan "Let the sick prisoners be released", was surrounded by police.