Turkish opposition lawmaker convicted for insulting president
ŞIRNAK – Anadolu Agency
A lawmaker from opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has received a one-year-and-nine-month prison sentence for “insulting the president,” according to a judicial source.
A court in the southeastern province of Şırnak handed the ruling.
Birlik has also previously been accused of being a member of a terrorist group.
The lawmakers face prosecution under anti-terrorism legislation after their parliamentary immunity was lifted.