HDP executive receives jail time for a speech delivered 8 years ago
İskenderun district co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Abdurrahim Şahin, has been sentenced to 2 years and 1 month in prison for a speech he delivered in 2014.
The hearing of the lawsuit against HDP İskenderun district co-chair Şahin over a speech he delivered at an event in August 2014 was held at the Hatay 2nd High Criminal Court on Tuesday. Şahin did not attend the hearing while his lawyer Yusuf Öfgeli was present in the courtroom.
The court sentenced Şahin to 2 years and 1 month in prison for “conducting propaganda for a (terrorist) organization”.