HDP Co-leader Selahattin Demirtas given prison sentence

HDP Co-leader Selahattin Demirtas

The imprisoned Co-leader of Turkey’s opposition Peoples’ Democracy Party, Selahattin Demirtas, has been handed a five-month prison sentence for “degrading the Turkish nation, the Turkish state and its institutions”.

The Co-leaders of the HDP Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, who were arrested on 4 November last year and have been in prison since, are facing up to 142 and 83 years imprisonment on several charges.