A Turkish man has attacked a demonstration in Germany’s Nuremberg, held in solidarity with the children jailed along with their mothers in Turkey.
In a video recording posted by journalist Fuat Baran on Twitter the other day, the assailant is heard swearing at the group before physically attacking some of them. Turkey Purge has failed to identify him as of the time of this writing.
While he is seen filming the group with his mobile phone’s camera, he also threatens: “I will submit these recordings to the Turkish consulate.”
The demo was a part of the worldwide awareness campaign mostly organized by the overseas supporters of the Gulen movement against the Turkish government’s jailing of children aged 0 to 6.
According to government data, at least 668 children are now in jail along with their father or mother as none of their parents were left outside the prison. On some occasions, pregnant women were jailed as well.
Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15, 2016 for which the government put the blame on the Gulen movement which it calls FETO, stands for the alleged Fethullahist terror group. Armed with the post-coup emergency rule, Turkish government has launched an ever growing crackdown against the civil society detaining 150,000 people and jailing 60,000.
— Turkey Purge (@TurkeyPurge) December 25, 2017
A Twitter account who claimed to be a part of the demo’s organizing team said May 11 that the man in question was sentenced to 9 months in jail and that his sentence was suspended on the condition that he stays away from similar acts in the coming 3 years. The man was also ordered to complete a 50-hour community service.
2017'nin son haftasinda nürnbergte hapisteki bebekler icin kurdugumuz standa saldiran sahsi hatirliyosunuzdur.Bugün davasi görüldü ve 9 ay hapis cezasi aldi.3 yil icinde en ufak bi ceza alirsa 9 ayi yaticak.ayri ca 50 saat sosyal hizmetlerde calisma cezasi verildi.@erkamtufan pic.twitter.com/gdsX2cedOo
— Minello lao (@minelloX) May 9, 2019