Two women were detained by police while they were protesting torture and maltreatment against their relatives in prison, in Istanbul’s Taksim square.
Evrensel daily said C.T. and S.A., two Association of Families of Convicts and Detainees (TAYAD) members, were detained during a protest in Taksim on Feb 3.
A video recording of the protest showed that the pair was holding banners that read: “No to Identical Jumpsuits” and “Our Children Live with Honor. Our Children Didn’t Put on Single Uniforms. We Won’t Let You Force Them.” They also shouted: “Torture is dishonorable!”
The protest was a part of a larger demonstration that ended with a press statement, delivered earlier by TAYAD members in front of the Galatasaray high school, 10-min by foot from the Taksim Square.
The pair’s protest made references to post-coup political prisoners who refused to wear identical jumpsuits in 1984 and to those who are now required to wear orange uniforms, a recent legislation issued as part of the current government’s one of the post-coup decrees.