Opposition HDP deputy detained in Istanbul

HDP Igdir deputy Mehmet Emin Adiyaman in the Turkish parliament

People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Igdir deputy, Mehmet Emin Adıyaman, was taken into custody in Istanbul today.

Adiyaman was detained at his home in the early hours of the morning and shared the news on social media site Twitter.

According to reports the pro-minority rights HDP deputy, who has been detained on several occasions before, was detained on charges of “committing crimes for an illegal organisation, while not being a member of the organisation.”

The HDP’s co-leaders and 9 other deputies were imprisoned pending trial following Turkey’s failed coup attempt and declaration of state of emergency.

The U.N. human rights office has said the arrest of elected members of the Turkish parliament’s third largest party, and the detention or suspension of more than 110,000 officials since the failed coup attempt in July, may “go beyond what is permissible”.