The Human Rights Association (IHD) Headquarters Executive Board issued a written statement on the political genocide operations against journalists and politicians in the recent days.
The statement stressed that detentions and arrests continue like during the State of Emergency and added: “The government’s political stance in Turkey trying to exclude and criminalize the HDP and DBP is completely unacceptable. HDP’s 5.8 million votes in the June 24, 2018 elections and the 67 MPs representing the people in the Parliament is important and the government has to accept this.”
The statement pointed out the necessity to immediately release HDP politicians and condemned the pressure against Kurdish media: “The judicial pressure against Kurdish media and all journalists continues without losing speed. The practices mentioned in the Venice Commission report dated March 13, 2017 and numbered 872/2016 continue as is. The commission’s views and suggestions haven’t been taken into account.”