The Saturday Mothers, relatives of the ‘disappeared’ and human rights defenders on 28 November asked about their relatives who were ‘disappeared’ under the custody of the Turkish state.
They demanded that the perpetrators be tried for their crimes. The press statement was transmitted by digital media due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. During their 818th week of protest action, the Saturday Mothers asked about the fate of Nihat Aydoğan, who was disappeared by the state in Midyat district of Mardin (Merdîn) in Turkey on 30 November 1994.
Nihat Aydoğan’s wife Halime Aydoğan spoke first and reminded everyone that her husband was disappeared 26 years ago. The Diyarbakır Bar Association former chair Tahir Elçi was also commemorated during the event. Human Rights Association’s (İHD’s) Diyarbakır Branch member Abdullah Zeydan issued a statement and said that they will monitor the case to ensure justice. The İHD İzmir Branch demanded that the perpetrators of murder of former Health Union founding chairperson Ayşenur Şimşek who was murdered in Ankara on 28 November 1995 face justice. İHD executive Deniz Bayrak read out the press statement.