Posters of woman killed by brother hung in streets in Turkey’s southeast
BATMANPosters featuring the image a young woman who was killed by her brother have been hung in the streets of the southeastern province of Batman by a group of female activists. Amine Demirtaş, 17, was killed by her brother after being subjected to torture on Aug. 2.
“I’m Amine Demirtaş. I was tortured to death by my family. Don’t let people forget me,” read the posters placed on billboards, daily Habertürk reported on Aug. 8.
Demirtaş was beaten for “using a cell phone without the knowledge of her family,” according to her brother Kasım Demirtaş’s testimony.
Demirtaş admitted to the murder, saying that he asked for the password of her cellphone but she refused to give it to him. He and his father, identified as M.D., who encouraged Demirtaş to torture his daughter, were arrested.
Her mother was released on condition of judicial control.
A number of non-governmental organizations will reportedly protest the death of Amine Demirtaş in a press statement on Aug. 11.
Meanwhile, a statement was released from the Batman Municipality’s Women’s Assembly regarding Demirtaş’s death, which was also supported by 1955 Batman Municipality Women’s Football Team players.
Saying that violence against women, femicides, suicides and murders made to look as suicides were increasing day-by-day, Berivan Acar, who spoke on behalf of the Women’s Assembly, said that people were learning about these incidents from the media.
In the statement, Acar also said that Demirtaş was “brutally murdered” and added that seven femicides had been committed in Batman in the last six months.