Kurdish writer Deryaspî jailed

Kurdish writer Gulgeş Deryaspî who was detained in operation in Bitlis was remanded in custody by the court

Orsola Casagrande, Global Rights.info • 1/8/2019 • Global Rights • 110 Viste

On 25 June the police carried out an operation ordered by Bitlis Chief Prosecutor’s Office in Bitlis center, Tatvan and Güroymak.

One of the nine people taken into custody was Kurdish woman writer and member of PEN Gulgeş Deryaspî  who was accused of being “member of an illegal organisation”.

Speaking about the decision to remand Gulgeş Deryaspî in custody, her lawyer, Mimar Önal, said they will appeal the court decision.

Deryaspî is an international member of PEN and a graduate of Muş Alparslan University, Department of Kurdish Language and Literature. Deryaspî was sent to Bitlis E Type Closed Prison.

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