CHP Tunceli deputy Hüseyin Aygün is seen as he arrives to prosecutor’s office to give testimony regarding his abduction as a witness and a complainant.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Tunceli deputy Hüseyin Aygün gave testimony to a prosecutor yesterday regarding his abduction by militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party
Aygün testified as a witness and a complainant, and informed the prosecutor about his 48-hour-long abduction.
Aygün was kidnapped by two PKK
militants on Aug. 12 as he was returning from a visit to the Ovacık district in the eastern province of Tunceli. He was released on Aug. 14. Aygün said he had been “treated with respect” by the PKK
members, speaking to reporters in Tunceli after his release. “The organization said they kidnapped me for propaganda reasons,” he said. After giving his testimony Aygün left the prosecutor’s office without giving any statements to reporters.İHD calls for release
Meanwhile, the Human Rights Association (İHD) Diyarbakır
director has said that the PKK
should release the 13 individuals it is holding captive, “A year has passed since some of the kidnappings. The PKK
should release the soldiers, the police officers and the district gubernatorial candidate, so that their families can have a real holiday.” CHP
deputies Mahmut Tanal and Nurettin Demir visited the family of missing soldier Pvt. Reşat Çeçan, who was kidnapped with three soldiers on the Lice-Bingöl highway by PKK
members on Aug. 6. Tanal said that the government had not taken the necessary initiative to ensure security and the problem should be solved in the Turkish Grand National Assembly.