Court accepts indictment against murderer of HDP member Deniz Poyraz

An indictment on the murder of HDP member Deniz Poyraz has been accepted. Prosecutor cited the former psychological disorder of the murderer Onur Gencer.

An indictment against racist Onur Gencer, who carried out an armed attack against the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) İzmir headquarter on 17 June and murdered Deniz Poyraz, has been accepted. The indictment by İzmir Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office demanded aggravated life sentence and up to 7 years in prison for Gencer. The indictment stated that Gencer admitted his crime in the messages he sent on WhatsApp and in his remarks while leaving the building after he had committed the murder on June 17.

On the other hand, the indictment said that “the defendant was diagnosed with 'anxiety disorder' and 'mild depressive episode' in 2016”. It contained no information about those who helped the murderer.

The indictment accepted by the 6th High Criminal Court of Izmir demands an aggravated life sentence for "voluntary manslaughter" and 7 years in prison for "violating the immunity of workplace" and "damaging the building, facility or property used by political parties or professional organizations”.