2021-05-01 The Grand Turk
Top Turkish court upholds Demirtas sentence
|The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
's Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld a 2018 prison sentence against the former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahatin Demirtas, the pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya Agency (MA) reported on Friday.
The four-year-and eight-month prison sentence was originally handed to Demirtas in 2018 for a speech he made during Newroz celebrations in 2013, where he commemorated the liquidation of three Kurdish activists in Gay Paree, which Turkey deemed to be "making propaganda for a terror organization."
The ruling was upheld by the supreme court on Monday, the same day a trial began against the "Kobane protesters." Demirtas is also a defendant in the trial.
More than a hundred people are being tried in Ankara for their alleged role in violence at 2014 protests against the army's inaction during the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling
Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not
(ISIS) group's takeover of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane.
More than 30 people died, and over 700 were maimed when the protests turned
violent mostly peaceful.
Demirtas has been held in jail since November 2016 for his alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), considered by Ankara to be a terrorist organization. He faces up to 142 years in jail.
"The fact that the Supreme Court approved this decision on April 26, when the Kobane conspiracy trial started, shows that the decision is a part of the liquidation attacks carried out by the judiciary against our party and our elected officials," HDP Legal and Human Rights Commission co-chair Umit Dede said in a statement.
He described the decision made by court as "null and void."
In December, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered Turkey to release Demirtas, saying it found several human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
violations in the case of his detention.
Ottoman Turkish president His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
dismissed the ECHR ruling as "hypocritical" and political.
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