“Yesterday Halabja, Today Handcuffs”

Poster in Diyarbakır

Saw this photo over at Hevallo’s blog and thought I’d repost it.

The photo, taken during last week’s wave of arrests, caused outrage among many.  Diyarbakır Bar Association President Mehmet Emin Aktar criticised the photograph showing the arrested people queued up in front of the court house, obviously being handcuffed. According to Aktar, this photograph was created to humiliate the the Kurdish politicians: ‘It is very obvious that this picture was taken to humiliate and demoralise the Kurdish politicians. We are going to file a criminal complaint against the ones who are responsible for this.’


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