Five of the forty seven people detained during police raids targeting the Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP), were sent to prison whilst ESP Co-Chair Özlem Gümüştaş and ETHA Newspaper reporter Pınar Gayıp were released to house arrest.
The homes of the political activists and party buildings of the ESP were targeted in early morning raids by Turkish security forces on 14 January.
The party buildings of the ESP and the homes of numerous political activists were raided by the police in 12 provinces of Turkey, including the ESP headquarters in Istanbul.
47 people were detained including a journalist. The ESP Co-Chair Özlem Gümüştaş, ETHA Newspaper reporter Pınar Gayıp and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Party Assembly member Sıtkı Güngör were among those detained.
The ESP Istanbul Co-Chair Ezgi Bahçeci, The People’s Democratic Party’s (HDP) MP Sıtkı Güngör, ESP administrator Kerim Altınmakas, Limter-İş Union Organiser Deniz Bakır ve Gülşah Padak were remanded in prison after they appeared in court with arrest warrants issued by the state prosecutor, according to Mesopotamia Agency.
ETHA reporter Pınar Gayıp, the ESP Co-Chair and lawyer Özlem Gümüştaş, Satiye Ok, Alev Özkiraz and Ceren Çoban were released to house arrest.
All other 37 people detained were released with judicial control.
Massive detentions targeting Socialist Party of the Oppressed in Turkey