DİSK Branch President and 2 HDP executives are arrested in Ağrı

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  • 18:29 14 February 2020
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AĞRI- DİSK Branch President Ersin Erincik, HDP Central District Co-chair İsmail Çiftçi and Center district director Eşref Yıldırım were arrested who were taken into custody in the home raids on February 12 in Ağrı.

On February 12, at the Ağrı Centrum, the police had raided many houses and took 6 people into custody. In the raid to the houses ofConfederation of the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey  (DISK) Ağrı Branch President Ersin Erinçik, Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Central District Co-Chair İsmail Çiftçi, HDP Central District Manager Ömer Taş and Eşref Yıldırım, Provincial Assembly member Sabri Taşdemir and Democratic Regions Party (DBP) prior period's manager Hamit Taşdemir had been taken into custody. The executives who have been kept in custody for 2 days in the anti-terror branch of the police department, is referred to the court today.

The press releases the executives had attended back in 2014 and 2015 were considered as crimes. As the executives rejected all the accusations in DA's office, they were referred to the Magistrates' Court on Duty.

Among all the executives referred to the court, DİSK Branch President Ersin Erincik, HDP Central District Co-chair İsmail Çiftçi and HDP Central District Manager Eşref Yıldırım were arrested.