HDP asks for UN inquiry into ‘arbitrary executions and deaths’ since Suruç bombing
ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
AP photoThe Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leaders Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ have filed a request that the United Nations launch an inquiry into what they call “unlawful and arbitrary executions” after the deadly suicide bomb attack in the border town of Suruç, the HDP Press Office said in a written statement on Aug. 6.
The two leaders presented their request to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extra-judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, demanding a U.N. investigation into arbitrary executions and civilian deaths since July 20, the day the deadly Suruç bombing sent shockwaves throughout the country, leaving dozens dead and more than 100 others injured.
“Remarks by government officials as well as senior security personnel made over the [deadly] incidents pose question marks on whether fair trials would be held on the incidents,” said the request filed by the HDP.
“The right to life has been violated in the incidents [since July 20] according to U.N. resolutions on arbitrary executions,” it said, adding the inquiry should happen on an international level.