Kemal Gün, who has been on hunger strike for 83 days to retrieve his son’s body in Dersim, will be delivered his son’s bones.
Tunceli Bar President Barış Yıldırım told bianet that “they met with the Tunceli Governorship today (May 17) and that Tunceli Governor Osman Kaymak, who is also the Tunceli Mayor, promised to give the bones of Osman Kaymak to his father”.
The bones were sent from the Forensic Medicine to Dersim
The bones found in Dersim’s district of Hozat had been sent to Malatya Forensic Medicine.
Tunceli Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office and Tunceli Governorship stated that the bones were sent to the municipality.
Attorney Barış Yıldırım said that the bones will be delivered to Kemal Gün when they arrive in Dersim.
Gün’s attorney Engin Gökoğlu had told bianet the legal proceeding till now:
“11 Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP-C) militants were killed in an airstrike launched by the Turkish Armed Forces on Çat region located between Dersim central district and Hozat district on November 7, 2016. One of those killed was Murat Gün aged 28.
“The bombed shelter collapsed. The bodies at which the TSK (Turkish Armed Forces) could reach and which remained partially intact were buried in Malatya Cemetery of the Nameless following the autopsy in Mardin Forensics Medicine.
“When Kemal Gün was informed of the event, he applied to get the body. When it was informed that his son’s body wasn’t among the ones buried in the cemetery, he requested that the shelter be opened.
“His request was acknowledged. After the bombing in March, the area was dug.
“Kemal Gün took the bones out of the soil with his bare hands. The gendarmerie and prosecutor’s office sent the bones to the Forensic Medicine.
“The Forensic Medicine reported that the DNA test couldn’t be proceeded due to the overheating in the bones resulting from the bombardment. The prosecutor informed that the bones cannot be delivered without a DNA match”.
Kemal Gün went on hunger strike on February 28. He only receives vitamin B1, sugar, water and salt. (AS/TK)
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