Tag Archives: Abdullah Comert

Guest Blog: Abdullah Comert’s Family Still Searches for Justice

Imagine having lost your child. Every parent’s worst nightmare. Now imagine that you would have to travel every month or so to a courthouse far away from your hometown in the hope of finding justice for your child. This nightmare … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Seeking Justice for Abdullah Cömert

“You killed my son on purpose!” These are the words that Hatice Cömert cries out in the courtroom as she bursts into tears while watching the footage from the scene of the crime where her 22 year-old son, Abdullah Cömert, … Continue reading

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The rising costs of police violence

As protests continue throughout Turkey, the toll of the outrageous use of excessive force by Turkish police is rising.   In Antakya (Hatay), Abdullah Cömert, aged 22, was the first individual confirmed to have been killed due to abusive force.  … Continue reading

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