On Thursday night, Feleknas Uca has been released from police custody after officials questioned her about 248 boxes of Vitamin B1--an essential substance for delaying neurological sequels during hunger strikes--she brought from Germany without notifying the Turkish customs.
Anti-terror police said they found no evidence whether Uca, who testified in Kurdish, was involved with KCK, the urban branch of PKK.
"I am an activist. Last year I brought sweaters and cardigans to people affected by the Van earthquake. I was traveling to Africa to help victims of female circumcision. Now, I'm on the side of hunger strikers in Turkey. It is my duty," said Uca in a previous statement.
Who is Feleknas Uca?
Feleknas Uca was born in Celle, Lower Saxony, West Germany to an immigrant Kurdish family originally from Turkey. She was at one time the world's only Yazidi parliamentarian until the Iraqi legislature was elected in 2005.
In 1999, aged 22, she was elected to the European Parliament fifth of six places on the Party of Democratic Socialism national list. She was a member of the EU-Turkey joint parliamentary committee. (NV)