Selahattin Demirtaş sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison

Former HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison during the trial where he was charged with “targeting those who participated in the fight against terrorism” for his comments against the former Attorney General of Ankara, Yüksel Kocaman.

In the indictment prepared by the Ankara Attorney General’s Office, it was stated that Demirtaş had targeted Ankara Kocaman’s Attorney General during the hearing held on January 7, 2020, in connection with the trial in during which Demirtaş was tried by the 19th Ankara High Criminal Court on charges of “belonging to an armed terrorist organization”.

The indictment, which included the statements in question, included the following determination:

“The effect and dissemination of the speeches and messages made by the suspect, tried in connection with the offense of belonging to a terrorist organization, to a large part of the public, and even if the action is part of a defense text , by sharing the identity information of the public official who works effectively in the fight against terrorism, we can target the public official to the members of the organization. It is understood that the purpose of this is to show the complainant a threat.

In the indictment, it was requested that Demirtaş be sentenced to 2 to 5 years in prison for “threat” and 1 to 3 years in prison for “targeting public officials involved in the fight against terrorism”.

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