Sunday, July 25, 2010

Human Right activist Rıdvan Kızgın dies

Sunday, July 25 2010

Rıdvan Kızgın, as known undounted activist for human rights, lost his life because of long cancer. He had being treated in the hospital in Diyarbakir since last year. He was chair of Human Rights Asociation Bingöl Branch for years. There are 107 investigations, 67 lawsuits and prison sentences for 5 years for Kızgın. He was also father of DIHA reporter Rojda Kızgın. Kızgın’s funeral was held in Diyarbakı by participation of thousands of loving including mayor of Diyarbakır and various NGOs, trade unions, journalists, party leaders and members as well.
In Diyarbakır, Şanlıurfa and Batman, families of disappeared devoted their 76th meeting to Rıdvan Kızgın and Erkan Gumuştaş, who set on fire himself in prison a couple days ago and died last night.