Born in Eastern Kurdistan, Swedish MP Amineh Kakabaveh sent messages of solidarity to HDP elected officials in prison in Turkey.
Independent Socialist Deputy Amineh Kakabaveh sent letters of solidarity to former HDP co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ and former co-mayor of Amed Gülten Kışanak as representatives of all elected representatives.
Indicating that human rights defenders cannot be held in prisons in a democratic system, Kakabaveh said that the AKP regime has been trying to destroy the gains of the Kurdish people for many years.
"I believe that you and your other comrades are as determined as you were when you started the struggle for democracy, freedom of thought, and the most fundamental rights of the Kurdish people and women," wrote Kakabaveh.
Speaking to the ANF, Kakabaveh said HDP politicians and municipal representatives should be able “to carry out their work in parliament and municipalities. They should not be in prisons.”
Reminding that HDP members are being held in prisons for defending the interests and human rights of the Kurdish people, Kakabaveh said: “300 years after the French revolution, it is unacceptable to hold human rights defenders in prisons today. Turkey increasingly looks like the regime in Iran. People don't dare to express their thoughts."
Kakabaveh brought the situation of HDP members in detention to the agenda of the parliament a few months ago and demanded that Sweden take initiative for the release of HDP members.