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Six men who were taken into custody over attacking the women students organizing a March 8 Festival in Santral Campus of Bilgi University have been released.
According to Fırat Alkaç's report from Hürriyet daily, the six men were released after testifying about the battery charges.
Of the attacked students, Ezgi Gül had explained Bilgi Kadın, one of the student clubs at Bilgi University, organized permitted March 8 Festival on the grass in the campus.
"The women were sharing the food they cooked, dancing and talking about March 8 at a table.
"Out of nowhere, an organized group surrounded us in twos and threes and we couldn't realize there were 20 until 20 meters were left between us.
"They were in black, shut their mouth with clothes, shouted Allah-u Akbar and attacked us with fists and a knife shouting 'You are whores', 'You are infidel'.
"We intervened in and our friends from other student clubs backed us. Private security officials held us.
"One of our friends named İ.E. was hurt in the eyebrow and taken into a hospital. They hit head of another friend of ours named M.S. on the pavement. They attempted to lynch, she is in well condition. The private security officials dispersed the attackers towards different parts of the campus. The security chief said the attackers were kept in the school and would be delivered to riot squad officers that came to the door, yet, there is no change at the moment".
Reactions from the students
Making a statement following the attack, the university administration had said that the six attackers were delivered to police and that the a disciplinary investigation had been launched into them.
Yet the students and the academics of the university in different statements have pointed out that no action has been taken regarding the attackers. (BK/DG)
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