Former co-mayor of Savur sentenced to over 10 years in prison

Mehmet Aydın Alökmen, former co-chair of Savur Municipality, seized by the AKP / MHP government in 2016, was sentenced to 10 years, 3 months and 22 days in prison.

Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Savur Municipality former co-mayor Mehmet Aydın Alökmen, who was dismissed in Mardin on 1 March 2016 and replaced by a State-appointed trustee was under trial accused of "being member of an illegal organisation."

Alökmen lawyer attended the final hearing of the trial held at the 2nd High Criminal Court in Mardin.

The application for the "recusation of the judge" made by Alökmen lawyer was rejected by the 3rd High Criminal Court in Mardin.

The prosecution based his case on the statements made by secret witnesses "Saadet" and "Gürbüz" who said the former co-mayor was a delegate of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK), attended funerals and marches and posted comments on social media posts making "propaganda for an illegal organisation."

The court sentenced Alökmen to a total of 10 years 3 months and 22 days in prison.