CEMİL ÇELİK İS A DİSAPPEARED İN TURKEY
Cemil Çelik was at his son’s store in Ömerli district of Mardin when two plain-clothes policemen came into the store on September 26, 1995. They told Cemil Çelik that he had to go with them. Later, they took Çelik into custody.
Family members got in touch with a familiar police commissioner. The commissioner told the family that “another unit” took Cemil Çelik to the police headquarters. After this information, they went to the police department. There, police officers told them: “He was here but they took him to somewhere else.” The family members went to the public prosecutor but his arrest was denied. From that time on, the family members have not hear from Cemil Çelik.
This week we will come together to scream justice for Cemil Çelik at the 22nd anniversary of his enforced disappearance.
This week we will come together to repeat our following demand: “Don’t try human rights defenders who support the relatives of forcibly disappeared ones! Try those who commit crimes against humanity! Enable a fair judicial proceeding for the case of Cemil Çelik!” We invite you to the Galatasaray Square holding a red carnation on your hand in order to strengthen our voice.