Kurdish young woman who claims she was raped by a police officer decries injustice
A young Kurdish woman in Turkey’s southeast town of Cizre who claims she was raped by a police officer accused the prosecuters and judges of covering up the incident “because the perpetrator was also a public official,” Mezopotamya Agency reported.
The woman, whose initials were S.S, claimed that the police officer, who was the bodyguard of the Public Security Chief in the District Police Department in the Cizre district of Sırnak, kidnapped, battered and raped her, but she failed to get a doctor’s report, and the prosecutor refused to start a lawsuit.
S.S said she met the police officer through social media and the officer kept for 2 days in his house and raped her, saying she was also beaten during her stay.
“After he slept on the second night, I called the police but he was informed before the police arrived. He threatened me, I couldn't do anything at that moment because I was under threat," she said.
She said she was exposed to physical and psychological violence by the police at the police station where she went several times to file a complaint against the perpetrator, and officials from the Family Bureau Commissioner in Cizre also insulted her during telephone calls.
S.S. said she suffered three different investigations against her despite being a victim, while the perpetrator continued his threats.
"I have been fighting for justice for a year and a half," S. S. said, adding that she had to leave her studies in the university because of this incident.
“I was very worn out psychologically. When the perpetrator is a public official, prosecutors and judges try to cover it up. In other words, the state protects the public officials,” she said.