Emine Şenyaşar: We can no longer live in these lands
Emine Şenyaşar protested the prison sentence of 37 years and 9 months handed out to her son Fadıl Şenyaşar. “We can no longer live in this land anymore. What kind of state is this" she asked.
Fadıl Şenyaşar, whose father Hacı Esvet and brothers Celal and Adil Şenyaşar were killed in 2018, was sentenced to 37 years and 9 months in prison. The verdict was handed out at the hearing held at Malatya 3rd High Criminal Court. Fadıl Şenyaşar mother, Emine Şenyaşar, who had been on holding a Vigil for Justice for the past 25 days in front of the courthouse in Urfa, protested the sentence.
'We can no longer live on these lands’
Emine Şenyaşar learned about the sentence while in front of the courthouse in Urfa where she is holding her Vigil for Justice. She said: “I had 5 sons, they killed 2 of them and put one in prison. Now they sentenced him to 37 years and 9 months. Those responsible of the killings got 18 years. Is this justice, what kind of state is this? There is no justice in this land, we will go from here. We can no longer live in this land. Who killed my children? What kind of state is this, what kind of justice is this? Arrest us too, kill us too.”
Mehmet Şenyaşar, who was injured in the attack reacting to the police officers in the vicinity recording the rebellion of the mother on the phone, said, “You only follow us. Go after those who slaughtered. Is this justice? Everyone will be responsible for what has been done, one day, you will need justice, too.