Human Rights

Kıvılcım Arat is released from custody

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Istanbul LGBTI Board Member Kıvılcım Arat is released from custody after her statement at vacation court.

Istanbul LGBTI Association Board Member and trans activist Kıvılcım Arat was taken into custody yesterday night by police at Istanbul Atatürk Airport International Terminal. Arat, was on her way for a women’s rights conference at Germany.

Today (18th March), she is released after her statement at vacation court. It is revealed that she hadn’t give her statement about a trial process opened about her. The trial process with the claim of “threat” continues.

During the detainment, she suffered from maltreatment. Police tried to put her to men’s section at custodial prison. She refused and after discussion she was lockdown alone. 

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