Habip Eksik, the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) MP was brutally beaten by Turkish police during a rally organised for the 24th anniversary of Abdullah Öcalan’s expulsion from Syria and underwent surgery, reported Mezopotamya News Agency.
On 9 October, protestors worldwide rallied for Abdullah Öcalan’s release on the 24th anniversary of the 9 October 1998 international conspiracy against the Kurdish leader that began with being forced to leave Syria and ended with being kidnapped by Turkish intelligence at the Greek Embassy in Nairobi on 15 February 1999.
🔴 Protestors worldwide rally for Öcalan’s release on the anniversary of 9 October international plot. In Amsterdam the protestors chanted “#Ocalan’s freedom is our freedom” and “#JinJiyanAzadî" (Woman, Life, Freedom).https://t.co/IslWo7J0Nd pic.twitter.com/M6MrGpm2Ug
— MedyaNews (@medyanews_) October 10, 2022
Habip Eksik, HDP MP and Sait Dede, a HDP lawmaker were beaten by Turkish state forces in Hakkari city of Turkey and then were hospitalised in Ankara.
According to the hospital documents, the Kurdish politician suffered a double leg fracture on Sunday due to targeted blows with batons and was also injured by repeated blows to the face, reported ANF.
Yüksekova’da yapılması planlanan yürüyüşte, HDP Milletvekili Habip Eksik polisler tarafından darp edildi. pic.twitter.com/BugEdPUm26
— Ruşen Takva (@RusenTakva) October 9, 2022
The Hakkari Governorate had said in a written statement shared on social media that the deputies had “thrown themselves on the ground” and “released images of injury on social media” to make it look as though the police had beaten them.
09.10.2022 Günü Yüksekova İlçesinde Yasadışı Yapılmak İstenen Yürüyüşte yaşananlarla ilgili
Basın Açıklaması pic.twitter.com/RbrEbS4dnZ
— HAKKARİ VALİLİĞİ (@HakkariValiligi) October 9, 2022
Based on the statement by the Governors office, Sait Dede spoke to Mezopotamya News Agency and said that it is rather absurd to think that somebody breaks his/her own leg.
“We want footages of all the moments that happened yesterday to be published. Why do not they publish a video of the moment we were beaten?” asked Sait Dede.