‘Turkish TO claims 142 years against leader of pro-Kurdish party’

‘Turkish TO claims 142 years against leader of pro-Kurdish party’

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Turkish TO 142 years in prison and 83 years in prison required against two leaders of the pro-Kurdish party HDP.

Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag be suspected of the Turkish unity and territorial integrity have been disturbed. They are also accused of spreading terreurpropaganda, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu on the basis of anonymous sources.

The two politicians were last year arrested in a antiterreuronderzoek. Thirteen members of parliament from HDP were arrested, of whom there were ten stuck. The Turkish government sees the HDP as a mouthpiece of the PKK.

Against Demirtas is 142 years demanded because he also is suspected of driving a terrorist group and inciting the perpetration of crimes.

Against Yüksekdag is 83 years old cell is required. According to the prosecutor, she was a member of an armed group, because they are in October 2015 would have spoken about ‘martyrs’ when she talked about the killed PKK terrorists.


The inviolability of members of parliament was last year disbanded, after a voting in the parliament. HDP parliamentarians deny direct ties with the PKK.

The party says to work for peace between Turkey and the Kurds. Negotiations on a peace walked in a 2015 piece, after which the battle resurgence.

The HDP, which are also on other minorities and left-wing themes, focus, got at the elections of last year, enough votes for the high new electoral threshold of 10 percent to raze. ly because it was the AK party of president Erdogan just not large enough to independently the constitution to change.

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