Kurdish Child ‘raped by 27 police and army’ in Batman, Turkey.. Fascist rapist of İpek Er set free.
This week a NATO chief appealed for ‘understanding’ of Turkey, which is trying to extort more billions from EU taxpayers to stop refugees who they then exploit by banning them from work then allowing illegal semi slave labour.
Meanwhile the war on the Turkey’s 18 million Kurds continues with daily killing, jailings, hungerstrikes, banning of elected reps, femicides… and rapes, that rarely get past the censored press to the western media. The report below is one of many examples, check out
JIN NEWS, English / DuvaR English/Kurdish Cat (Catalan) Rudaw, English/ANHA/ Kurdish Center For Human Rights, ….. before booking your cheap holiday in Turkey!
At least 30 people are ‘under investigation’ (which can result in years in prison in Turkey) after a feminist organisation published the suicide letter of a woman repeatedly raped by a known fascist sergeant who was then set free twice. Reporting on the rape and follow up copycat rapes of Kurds by the military is restricted. Indeed you can’t even read this post in Turkey as thefreeonline and many other blogs are banned in Turkey for reporting on state crimes.
The Kurdish city of Batman is occupied by the Turkish army and ‘village guards’. The Turkish president unleashed a war and continuing blanket oppression and occupation of Kurdish areas, including endless attacks on women’s rights, imprisonment and banning of Kurds and their elected reps, banning the Kurdish language, etc..
”Reminding the public that sergeant Musa Orhan raped İpek Er and drove her into suicide last August in Batman province, social media users have also denounced the fact that Musa Orhan is still free and criticized the policy of impunity in the country”.. Jin News.
The release of Musa Orham is seen as giving the green light to the Turkish occupiers to RAPE AND KILL KURDISH WOMEN AND CHILDREN WITH IMPUNITY, encouraged by Erdogan’s move to rescind women and LGBT rights laws, pardon rapists who marry their victims, encourage violence against women and children…
The gang rape of a 15 year old by 27 military, also in the occupied Kurdish city of Batman, as well as forced prostitution from the same factory, follows impunity of the rape and death of İpek Er.
Turkish court releases rapist specialized sergeant Musa Orhan one week after arrest despite public outrage
A Turkish court on Aug. 26 released a specialized sergeant one week after he was arrested over raping İpek Er an 18-year-old woman, who then committed suicide, in the southeastern province of Batman. His release came after his lawyer Mehmet Erkan Akkuş objected to the arrest ruling on the grounds that his client is not a flight risk. Social media users once again are calling for his arrest.
Wednesday August 26 2020 12:16 pm by Duvar English
Ipek Er, 18, shot herself in mid-July, after she said Musa Orhan abducted and sexually abused her for twenty days in the southeastern province of Batman. Dying in hospital over a month later, the young woman left behind a letter detailing the incident.
Er had filed a complaint and given a deposition on July 7 at Siirt Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Musa Orham giving Turkish nazi salute
A Turkish court in the southeastern province of Siirt on Aug. 26 released a specialized sergeant one week after he was arrested over raping an 18-year-old woman in the neighboring province of Batman.
Musa Orhan was arrested on Aug. 19 following public outrage over the death of İpek Er, a Kurdish woman who died on Aug. 18 a month after committing suicide because of Orhan’s sexual assault.
He remained behind bars only six days, in a move that many say is an example of the policies of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu.
Social media users once again are calling for his arrest. Over 276,000 tweets were sent as of 16:15 p.m. on Aug. 26.
SEE ALSO..Those keeping rapist soldier on their agenda aim to hide what’s going on within HDP PKK: Interior minister (note: HDP is a moderate Kurdish party, most of whose elected delegates are banned or imprisoned. The state always links them, and all kinds of Kurdish majority groupings, to the PKK, which is a guerilla resistance army mainly outside Turkey, still banned in the US and EU despite its efforts at inilateral ceasefires and peacemaking by it imprisoned leader OCALAN.)
Femicides and violence against women are grave problems in Turkey, where women get killed, raped or beaten every single day. The AKP’s policies that protect men via granting them impunity is the main cause behind the situation, critics say.
In her letter, Er wrote that Orhan told her, “No one can do anything to me. I did this countless times, but no one was able to do anything.”
“Go complain about this wherever you want,” Orhan told her, according to the letter.
Orhan faces charges of raping and keeping Er captive in Batman’s Beşiri district. The young woman attempted to commit suicide on July 16 after being abducted and getting raped by Orhan. She lost her life in the hospital where she was getting treatment.
Orhan was detained on July 16, after a women’s rights group posted Er’s suicide letter online, outraging many on social media, who called for for his arrest.
Turkey has been rocked by a number of cases of violence against women that have garnered national attention, and caused mass protests.
Demonstrators took to the streets following the murder of Pinar Gultekin, another Kurdish woman, calling for an end to femicide and demanding Ankara remain party to a Convention that guarantees women’s rights.
The Turkish officer’s release on Tuesday came after his lawyer, Mehmet Erkan Akkus, appealed a court’s decision for his arrest, claiming there is no reason to believe Orhan will flee before his trial, reported Bianet.
This is the second time Orhan has been released from detention, having been returned to detention on August 19 after Er’s death prompted widespread criticism of his release.
The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) condemned Orhan’s release on Wednesday, saying the court’s decision “resonates with the sort of mentality the government wants to create in society,” and calling for his immediate re-arrest.
Turkey’s interior ministry released a statement late Wednesday, rejecting claims that it had influenced the court’s decision to release the accused, saying “it is not possible” for them to intervene in judicial affairs.
An HDP delegation visited the parents of Er later on Wednesday, afterwards releasing a statement saying: The “family wants justice for their daughter.”
The sexual assault was revealed after Er mentioned it in a letter before being taken to a hospital.
Orhan, who was detained upon her family’s complaint in July, defended himself by saying that he was intoxicated at the time of the attack.
A confidentiality order was imposed on the case following media reports and Orhan was initially freed on condition of judicial control by court.
He was arrested on Aug. 19 following public outrage, but was released again on Aug. 26 despite the severity of the charges.
His release came after his lawyer Mehmet Erkan Akkuş objected to the arrest ruling on the grounds that his client is not a flight risk.
Musa’nın beraat etmesiyle değil, gencecik kızın şüpheli ölümündeki sır perdesinin aydınlatılması ve Türk Askerine iftira atanların kanun önünde hesap vermesi ile avukatlık görevimi yapmış olurum.— Av.Dr. Mehmet Erkan AKKUŞ (@merkanakkus) August 26, 2020
Akkuş also drew fury on social media for saying that he would fulfill his duties as a lawyer “by making sure that those who slander Turkish soldiers are held accountable in court.”
Soylu on Aug. 20 said that those ‘keeping Orhan on their agenda’ aim to hide what’s going on within the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The Interior Ministry issued a statement regarding the release of Orhan saying that “all legal processes are continuing within the framework of the law.”
Kurdish Child ‘raped by 27 police and army’ in Batman, Turkey..
Turkish security forces were the perpetrators of incidents of mass rape, it has been revealed
The investigation of a rape case in the Gercüş (Kercews) district of Batman (Elih) revealed that 27 males, including a specialised sergeant, police and village guards, raped a fifteen-year-old child and forced two women into prostitution.
When the fifteen-year-old visited hospital after complaining of a stomach ache, it was discovered that she was pregnant. The perpetrators were members of the police and army.
M.A. and V.A., two male suspect from the same village, were arrested. Later, the investigation was expanded. It was reported that 27 names related to the case were on the investigation file and the names of another 11were added to the file.
The majority of the perpetrators were members of the Turkish police, army and village guards.
During the investigation, it was also revealed that the perpetrators forced two women into prostitution.
Insert: Tweet translated from Turkish . ”27 people raped a 15-year-old girl, Prosecutor makes a confidentiality order Just because they are soldiers. If Musa Orhan hadn’t been released before our eyes, this child’s life would not have turned dark” #GercüşteNeOluyor ….photo: Musa Orhan , officer convicted of raping but released, giving the Turkish fascist salute. The Kurdish city of Batman is occupied by the Turkish army and ‘village guards’.
According to Mesopotamia Agency’s report, different police officials and specialised sergeants took the child from the textile mill where she was working and two women several times over a period of eight months.
The situation caused problems in the neighbourhood and harsh arguments had taken place between the owner of textile mill and the residents of the neighbourhood.
It was also claimed that the crimes were assisted by a suspect who was running a cafe in the district.
Broadcast ban on Jin News’ reporting of a rape case in Batman, Turkey
from Jin News, shared with thanks.Child raped by 27 law enforcement officers in Batman, broadcast ban imposed
The investigation by Jin News Agency of a rape case in the Gercüş (Kercews) district of Batman (Elih) in Turkey has revealed that 27 men – including a specialized sergeant, a police officer and village guards – were reportedly involved in the rape of a fifteen-year-old child and forced two women into prostitution.
A Jin News reporter was threatened by soldiers and asked to leave the district when she travelled to Gercüş to follow up on the report in the field. Gercüş Criminal Court of Peace has issued a broadcast ban regarding the news reporting of the the rape incident, reported Jin News. “An access block to our agency’s Gercüş news has been made”, it added.
27 people being investigated for tweeting about it
After the incident was publicly revealed, thousands of people on social media called on the Turkish authorities to reveal the facts of the case using the tag “#GercüşteNeOluyor” (“What is happening in Gercüş?”) via a trending social media campaign.
Police, however, have launched an investigation against 27 citizens due to their social media posts and tweets regarding the rape incident.
The Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services has been involved in the judicial process and the 15-year-old child has reportedly been placed in a Child Protection First Response Centre in another province. A confidentiality order on the investigation file is in place.
When the fifteen-year-old, who lives in Gercüş, visited hospital with a complaint of a stomach ache, it was revealed that she was pregnant. Among the perpetrators, law enforcement officers as well as ranking soldiers, were listed.
According to the investigation files, the perpetrators reportedly forced two women into prostitution. M.A. and V.A., two male suspects from the same village, were arrested. Later, the investigation was expanded.
Thirty eight people are included in the case file relating to the child’s rape: reportedly, the majority of the perpetrators are stated to be law enforcement officers, soldiers – either serving with the Turkish police or the army – and village guards.
late news: Prosecutors now claim no members of the army or police were involved in the rape by 27 men of the Kurdish girl
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