Seventeen people remanded in custody after 14 July rally-UPDATE
18 July 2012
BDP deputies Pervin Buldan, Mülkiye Birtane, Ayla Akat and Diyarbakır mayor Baydemir sustained injuries following police attack on crowd
Seventeen out of eighty seven people who were taken into custody in 14 July rally in Diyarbakır have been arrested by a court of Diyarbakır.
The banned Democratic Resistance for Freedom rally by Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and Democratic Society Congress (DTK) ended up with the detention of 87 people, included 14 children, and injury of hundreds as a result of brutal police violence.
48 detainees were released after bearing testimony to the Prosecutor who referred 39 others to the vacation court for arrest. 17 people were remanded in custody for allegedly spreading propaganda for an illegal organization and opposing to the law on meeting and demonstrations, while 22 others were released on conditions of judicial control.
BDP deputies Pervin Buldan, Mülkiye Birtane, Ayla Akat and Diyarbakır mayor Osman Baydemir also sustained injuries in the banned rally on 14 July. BDP co-chairs Gültan Kışanak and Selahattin Demirtaş, DTK co-chair Aysel Tuğluk and many other BDP deputies were subjected to gas bombs and pressure water in the meeting area.
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