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The Human Rights Association (İHD) Diyarbakır Branch has announced its report of right violations occurring during the curfew in Lice district of Diyarbakır province.
The report expressed that it has been conveyed to the monitoring committee that they are worried that “The counter-guerilla activities may intensify in the region as in the 90s”.
Curfew was declared on June 21 in 25 villages of five districts including villages of Oyuklu, Kutlu, Türeli, Şenlik, Birlik, Erginköy and Elmadere in Lice.
Two days later, the Governorship has announced that curfew was declared in 39 villages in three districts, 21 regions in the city were declared special security zone and that “operation has been launched against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) operating in mountainous and forestry area in northern and southern Lice”.
“Villages have been evacuated and burned, communication cut”
Following incidents were told İHD Diyarbakır committee:
Sisê, Henyat and Derxust villages were totally burned down. Almost the entirety of Sisê, Hênyat, Derxust, Hüseynik, Cezur regions were evacuated.
Many people in Mahle hamlet of Kerwas village were taken out of the village without even letting them take their stuff and that were exposed to insult and ill-treatment.
Condition of people residing in villages located in Lice-Kulp-Bingöl triangle since phone and electricity are cut.
Areas of Mişref, Licok, Kerwas, Nenyas and Cenezur were totally burned down and no news can be received from the residents since the communication is cut.
The citizens leaving their village are fined for not abiding by the curfew.
Many citizens leaving/forced to leave their villages had to migrate to Diyarbakır center. (AS/TK)
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