Monday, September 27, 2010

Azadiya Welat worker arrested

27 September 2010

Workers for Kurdish newspaper detained in Mersin

Azadiya Welat Mersin employee Dılşa Ercan was detained in Mersin and arrested for “making propaganda of an illegal organization”.

Azadiya Welat employee Dılşa Ercan, who was detained by police in Akdeniz District Gündoğdu Neighboorhod of Mersin on 24 September, was taken to Mersin Public Prosecution Office yesterday afternoon.

Without checking the assertions in the file, the Prosecution Office referred Ercan to Mersin 1. Criminal Court of Peace. After being questioned by the court, Ercan was arrested for “making propaganda of an illegal organization” and sent to Adana Karataş Closed Women’s Prison.

Translation: Berna Ozgencil