Diyarbakır Metropolitan Co-Mayors Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı, and Free Women Congress (KJA) Term Spokesperson and former MP Ayla Akat Ata have been transferred to Kocaeli F Type Prison from Diyarbakır.
Noting that Kışanak and Akat Ata are being kept in one-person cells in confinement, attorney Razaman Demir told bianet that he spoke with both of them and they are not in bad spirit.
The three politicians were arrested by Diyarbakır Criminal Court of Peace on Duty on October 30, 2016 and taken to Kocaeli last morning (November 1).
What had happened?
Arriving at Diyarbakır Airport after holding a speech before the Grand National Assembly of Turkey – Coup Investigation Committee, Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality co-Mayor Gültan Kışanak was taken into custody yesterday (October 25).
Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality co-Mayor Fırat Anlı was also taken into custody in the same hours in his house.
People's Democratic Party (HDP) and Democratic Regions Party (DBP) had called for people to take it to the streets in İstanbul and Diyarbakır at 11 a.m. to protest the detention of the co-Mayors.
Issuing a written statement following the solidarity call of the parties, Diyarbakır Governorship had announced that the intended demonstrations were unlawful.
A group protesting against detention of Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality co-Mayors Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı, were also taken into custody on Former deputy and now KJA Spokesperson Ayla Akat-Ata as well as Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality General Secretary Zülküf Karatekin are also among the detainees.
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