HDP executive member receives 7 years and 6 months jail time
HDP Party Assembly member Mehmet Eşref Mamedoğlu has been sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison based on “secret witness” statements.
The hearing of the case against Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Party Assembly member Mehmet Eşref Mamedoğlu on charges of “being a member of a terrorist organization” was held at Diyarbakır 9th High Criminal Court on Monday.
Mamedoğlu, tried without arrest, faces terror charges based on the statements of a secret witness.
Serhat Eren, Mamedoğlu's lawyer, was present at the hearing. The lawyer rejected the accusations, saying that the statements of a secret witness or informant who is in dire straits could be neither grounded nor objective.
Eren stated that his client participated in the actions, events and funerals in question as a political party official, adding that these actions were carried out within a democratic framework. The lawyer demanded the acquittal of his client.
The court sentenced Mamedoğlu to 7 years and 6 months in prison on charges of “being a member of a terrorist organization”.