State terror in Lice: house raided and 4 taken into custody

During an operation launched by the invading Turkish army in Lice, province of Amed, houses were raided in villages and hamlets. Villagers were exposed to violence and 4 people were detained.

The Turkish army targeted the Dibek (Dêrxus), Arıklı (Huseynik) and Karahasan neighbourhoods and hamlets in Lice.

The operation was launched on the morning of 14 April in these villages. Entrance and exit was forbidden.

Turkish soldiers carried out raids in many houses and harassed people.

At least 4 people, including 18-year-old shepherd Berat Akgeyik, were taken into custody in the hamlet of Eminoğlu in Karahasan.

A villager from the hamlet of Eminoğlu told Mezopotamya Agency: “Our village is under blockade; gunshots can be heard from time to time. Our house was searched. We were threatened and told that if anything happened even to a single soldier we would pay the consequences.”

The man added: “Berat Akgeyik, 18 years old, who works as a shepherd with us, was handcuffed and detained without any justification. He was also beaten."