Eren Keskin, the co-chair of Turkey’s Human Rights Asociation (İHD) was detained at Sabiha Gökçen airport in İstanbul on Saturday.
“I am being detained at Sabiha Gökçen airport,” Keskin wrote on Twitter.
The official account of the İHD later announced that Keskin, who was detained for her social media posts, was released.
The prominent human rights lawyer’s detention came, a week after she was taken into custody along with 14 others during the weekly vigil of Saturday mothers, a group which seeks justice for their loved ones who disappeared under state custody in the 1990s.
The police also detained 13 people during this week’s vigil and blocked the reading of a press statement. Zekine Türker, one of the parliamentary candidates of the Green Left Party is among those taken into custody.
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), facing the risk of being closed down by the Constitutional Court ahead of 14 May elections, has fielded its parliamentary candidates under the Green Left Party list as a precaution.