Opposition DBP member jailed for terrorism

Opposition DBP member jailed for terrorism

MALATYA- Anadolu Agency
Opposition DBP member jailed for terrorism

A Turkish court on Feb.1 sentenced opposition Democratic Regions Party (DBP) co-chair Sebahat Tuncel and ousted Diyarbakir Mayor Gültan Kışanak to more than 14 years in prison apiece on terrorism charges, according to judicial sources.

A High Criminal Court in the eastern Malatya province found Kışanak and Tuncel guilty of terrorist organization membership and spreading terrorist propaganda, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.

The DBP is the regional-level sister party of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

Turkey’s government accuses the HDP of being linked to the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the European Union.

 

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