UPDATED, SCROLL TO BOTTOM
Erdogan unleashed yet again his long arm, crushing any opposition by any means available.
The two joint leaders of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic party (HDP) have been detained along with at least 10 MPs because of their reluctance to give testimony for crimes linked to “terrorist propaganda”. Turkish police raided the Ankara home of co-leader Selahattin Demirtas and the house of co-leader Figen Yuksekdag in Diyarbakir, the largest city in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish south-east, early on Friday.
Here’s the main story:
The prison sentence given to HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) Co-chair Mrs. Figen Yüksekdağ for “participation in a funeral” has been confirmed by the Supreme Court of Turkey.
Supreme Court confirms prison sentence for HDP Co-chair Yüksekdağ
The Penal Department No. 16 of the Supreme Court has confirmed the 10-month prison sentence given by a local court for HDP Co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ.
The prison sentence given to HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) Co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ for “participation in a funeral” has been confirmed.
Yüksekdağ had been subject to a probe on grounds of joining the funeral of MLKP member Yasemin Çiftçi (25) in the southern province of Adana in February of 2012.
The probe targeted Yüksekdağ, who was the General President of the ESP (Socialist Party of the Oppressed) at the time, alongside 7 other people.
Adana 7th High Criminal Court ordered 10-month prison sentence each for Figen Yüksekdağ, Sabahattin Pişkinbaş, Dilek Keskin, Soner Geçgel, Hasan Köse, Meriç Solmaz and Murat Akıncı.
UPDATE: My Kurdish contact says:
“Further HDP deputies are arrested. Turkish people on Twitter are posting things like “Death to all Kurds” in masses”