‘No justice’ for Roboski massacre victims

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Roboski massacre

Roboski massacre, 28 December 2011

A Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) leader yesterday denounced the decision of Turkish military prosecutors that there will be no prosecutions in relation to the December 2011 Roboski massacre. “With today’s verdict, one more blow has been inflicted on justice,” said Sebahat Tuncel, deputy co-chairwoman of the BDP.

“I denounce the Roboski massacre. We will call to account those who carried it out,” said Tuncel. “We know that it is the prime minister who gave the order for the attack,” she added. “In the 21st century, a verdict of non-prosecution was given. For this, the government is responsible”.

Tuncel was addressing a BDP parliamentary group meeting that was attended by BDP deputies Selma Irmak, Gülser Yıldırım, Faysal Sarıyıldız, Kemal Aktaş and İbrahim Ayhan, who were recently released from prison following a Constitutional Court ruling.

The prosecutors’ decision was also condemned by Ferhat Encü, a spokesman for the relatives of the massacre, who told bianet:

“I was expecting this, but I still got upset after hearing it. I also got furious. We have been struggling for two years now. We have literally knocked every single door necessary. PM promised that the case wouldn’t vanish in the dark corridors…

“When we look at the process within last month, there is no justice for the oppressed … This decision will remain as a black stain in the human history. The state, once more, cleared itself…

“Our struggle will resume to reveal the truth and to ask for justice.”

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