3 youth members of BDP arrested for propaganda


Ergani – 6 members of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party’s (BDP) youth assembly were Friday night detained by undercover police, reports Dicle News Agency. They were arrested after leaving a football match and brought to Ergani District Police Headquarters.

The detained youth, Erhan Alaca, Nurullah Kara, Abbas Akhatun, Şadi Yaman, A.D and E.Y, are all under the age of 18.

Three of them, A.D, E.Y and Erhan Alaca, have now been released while Nurullah Kara, Abbas Akhatun and Şadi Yaman have been brought to Diyarbakır D Type Closed Prison. They have allegedly been arrested for being in possession of explosive substances and “making propaganda for an organisation”.

Wan – In Wan, two children have lost their lives due to the cold weather, reports ANF.

Çiğdem Yılmaz lost her baby 8 days after giving birth to her. The doctor told her the baby died from poor nutrition and the harsh cold weather that has taken a great toll on Çiğdem’s family who have been living in a tent for the last two years. The family lost their house in an earthquake in Wan in 2011 that left around 60,00 people homeless.

Çiğdem Yılmaz’ father-in-law said that the Disaster and Emergency Directorate had not helped them despite writing to the Directorate multiple times in the last two years.

Another child, the 3-year-old Muharrem Taş, died while waiting for help to arrive at his family’s home. The family was unable to bring the sick boy to a hospital themselves due to the roads being closed by heavy snow. But no help came and the father carried his dead son in a sack on his back and walked 16 kilometers to a village. The boy was later brought to an autopsy and was afterwards buried.

ANF writes that the family has “filed a criminal complaint against the officials of the general directorate for highways, police station and health officers due to their negligence that has caused Muharrem’s death.