Taksim Solidarity Platform's spokeswoman released from custody due to health condition
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet
Mücella Yapıcı was released shortly after the medical check-up, but she has been asked to appear at court tomorrow. DHA photoMücella Yapıcı, a spokesperson for the Taksim Solidarity Platform which pioneered the protests at Istanbul’s Gezi Park that spread across the country, was released today on an order of the prosecutor due to her health condition. She was known to have heart problems.
Yapıcı was taken into custody two days ago along with 50 other protesters after the group staged a demonstration during the opening of Gezi Park after it was sealed off by the police for three weeks.
Yapıcı, who is also the General Secretary of the Chamber of Architects and Engineers’ (TMMOB) Istanbul office, posed for reporters dancing after she was brought to medical check-up. She was released soon after, however she will attend with the other detainees a hearing that will decide on their arrest tomorrow morning.
Yapıcı’s daughter is also among those who were taken in custody.