HDP Urfa MP Sürücü submits question about jailing of woman and her two-month-old baby

HDP Urfa MP Ayşe Sürücü submitted a question to the Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdağ about the jailing of Reyhan Abdi from Rojava and her two-month-old baby.

Reyhan Abdi from Rojava was detained with her two-month-old baby at her home in Istanbul's Esenyurt district on 26 August. Reyhan, who was in custody for three days, was then sent to prison on charges of "being a member of a terrorist organization". Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Urfa MP Ayşe Sürücü submitted a parliamentary question asking the Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdağ to answer the lawlessness of Reyhan and her baby.

Reminding that the woman was arrested with her baby despite the absence of any evidence, Sürücü underlined that this situation is contrary to human and child rights. She stated that according to the Child Protection Law and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Turkey is a party, the current situation in the prisons is not suitable for a two-month-old baby, and said it was essential to take a step on the issue.