HDP politician sentenced to 8 years in prison in Muş

The former co-chair of the HDP Muş association, Muhlise Karagüzel, was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison.

Muhlise Karagüzel, former co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) provincial association in Muş, was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison for "membership in a terrorist organization". The 59-year-old imprisoned woman attended the trial via video conferencing system SEGBIS.

Muhlise Karagüzel was arrested on 11 August 2019 during a raid together with Ferhat Çakı and one other person. Çakı and Karagüzel were remanded in custody for alleged “membership to a terrorist organization”. The jailed politician suffers from diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. She should actually have an urgent operation, otherwise she will lose her eyesight.