A woman who was apprehended for attempting to attack the offices of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and the Green Left Party in Adana, Turkey, was released under judicial control on Tuesday, two days after the incident. The decision has sparked widespread outrage, drawing attention to the impunity often associated with attacks on opposition groups.
The assailant, identified only as A.C., was taken into custody following her attempt to leave three bottles filled with flammable and explosive liquid at the door of the building housing the HDP and Green Left Party offices. Party members apprehended her and handed her over to the police.
A.C. was questioned by the Adana Provincial Police Department’s Anti-Terror Branch (TEM) before being transferred to the Public Security Branch. She was then sent to the Adana Courthouse, where she was released under judicial control by the Adana Peace Criminal Court.
The Governorship of Adana had previously made a statement regarding A.C.’s mental health, a claim that is now being examined in light of her release.