After a dawn police raid targeting People’s Democratic Party (HDP) members in Ankara, capital of Turkey, at least 8 of them are detained, according to HDP’s Ankara office.
Among the detainees, there are also members of various unions.
The party has shared a list of detainees via its official Twitter account of Ankara office.
Bu sabah saatlerinde yapılan ev baskınlarıyla çok sayıda partilimiz ve sendikacı gözaltına alındı. Gözaltına alınan arkadaşlarımızın isim listesine,https://t.co/j1Z2uce1Ks … linkinden ulaşabilirsiniz.#MutlakaKazanacağız
— HDP Ankara (@HDPankara) January 8, 2019
The names are as follow:
Along with the HDP members more than 30 people were detained with the accusations of propagandising terrorism and abetting terrorist organization.
Ahead of local elections in March 2019, pro-Kurdish HDP members have become more and more target of lawsuits, many in the pretext of overly abused terror laws.