Three HDP members detained in Mardin

Three HDP members were detained during political genocide operations in Mardin.

Soldiers raided many houses in the neighbourhood Serenli (Dengiza) in Mardin center and Savur district. In the raids, former co-chair of Savur Municipality, Mehmet Aydın Alökmen, former HDP Provincial Organization executive Bedii Yılmaz and HDP Provincial Organization executive Ayşe Bozan were taken into custody.

The detainees were taken to the Mardin Provincial Security Directorate and sources said the number of people taken into custody may increase.

Alökmen had been arrested on March 1, 2016 when he was the co-mayor of Savur Municipality.

He was released after being held hostage for more than a year and sentenced to 10 years, 3 months and 22 days in prison on the grounds of statements given by "secret witnesses".