Nine women detained in Turkey’s southeastern Van province
Police detained nine women including the spokesperson of the Green Left Party in morning raids in Van province
Nine women were taken into custody on Thursday by the police in Turkey’s southeastern Van province in a series of simultaneous raids conducted in many homes during the early hours of the morning, Mezopotamya News Agency reported.
The women were detained on charges of "making propaganda for an illegal organization," Mezopotamya said.
The detained women are being held at the Van Anti-Terrorism Branch, where they are facing a 24-hour lawyer restriction.
Here are some of the women who were detained in Thursday raids:
- Gonul Uzunay, the spokesperson for the Green Left Party in Van.
- Hanim Kaya, Co-Chair of the Van Branch of the Solidarity Association for the Relatives of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the Cradle of Civilizations and Culture Association (MEBYA-DER)
- Xecê Baristan, a Peace Mother,
- Gulsen Kurt, Co-Chair of the Serhat Migration Monitoring Association (GOCDER),
- Caziye Duman, Co-Mayor of the Saray Municipality who had been removed from office,
- Ozlem Tuci, a member of the İpekyolu Municipality Council,
- Zeynep Kaya and Songul Isik, TJA members