Prosecutor submits summary of proceedings for opposition HDP spokesperson
DİYARBAKIR – Anadolu AgencyA public prosecutor in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır submitted a summary of proceedings for Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) spokesman Osman Baydemir on June 10.
If the parliament speaker lifts Sanlıurfa Deputy Baydemir’s immunity, he will be eligible to face trial, and a jail sentence of up to two years.
The summary of proceedings concerns Baydemir renting a cultural center in the Kayapinar district to an association for 10 years free of charge.
Some HDP deputies, including party leaders Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş, were arrested last November after they failed to cooperate in a counter-terrorism investigation.
The lawmakers began facing prosecution under anti-terrorism legislation after their parliamentary immunity was lifted in March 2016.