03 mai 2018

Turkey: HDP lawmaker sentenced to 8 years in jail


DIYARBAKIR, Turkey  A Turkish court sentenced Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) parliament member Abdullah Zeydan to eight years in prison over terror charges on Thursday. Hakkari MP Abdullah Zeydan was found guilty of "helping a terrorist organization without being a member of it" and spreading terrorist propaganda. Zeydan will serve eight years and 45 days in prison, the Diyarbakir 5th Heavy Penal Court decided. The Turkish government has accused the HDP of being linked to the PKK, which is [...]