Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Members of Education Workers' Union in Custody

Education and Science Workers' Union (Eğitim-Sen) was among the unions and social organizations targeted in the last wave of arrests undertaken as part of the so-called KCK operations on February 13. Women are reported to have been especially targeted and taken into custody in relation to their taking part in March 8 (Women's Day) activities.

In related news, the Medical Association of Turkey (Turk Tabipler Birligi) has issued an official report certifying that the cause of death of Metin Lokumcu was the use of intensive and disproportionate chemical gas by the police force. Lokumcu, was a retired education worker, who died while partaking in a protest against Erdogan's election campaign on May 31, 2011, in Hopa.