ANKARA- HDP Kocaeli MP Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu has been arrested in his home. The police didn't even give him time to put his shoes on.
HDP politician Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu has been arrested in his house. According to his son, Salih Gergerlioğlu, the police dragged the MP out of his house without shoes, which was later confirmed with a video footage of the incident.
The Democratic Party of the Peoples (HDP) Kocaeli MP was stripped of his parliamentary status on 17 March because of a final conviction. The authorities had set a deadline of ten days for him to surrender himself to the police station. Gergerlioğlu had announced that he would not comply with the request and would stay in his apartment.
While waiting in his home to be arrested, he said on a live broadcast: “This oppression will end one day. Attempts are being made at the moment to destroy a country's hope for peace. I am being punished for speaking the truth and representing our people. I have not trampled the dignity of this people. I will keep fighting and come back one day. Even if I stay in prison, I will remain the representative of the people. The story doesn't end here; oppression can't go on like this. I repeat what I said in Parliament: Resistance is life."