HDP politician sentenced to over ten years in prison

HDP politician Eşref Mamedoğlu has been sentenced in Amed to over ten years in prison for alleged membership of a terrorist organization.


In the trial against HDP politician Eşref Mamedoğlu before the fourth Heavy Penal Court in Amed (Diyarbakir), the verdict was passed on the 14th hearing. Mamedoğlu was sentenced to ten years and seven months imprisonment for "membership in a terrorist organization" and "spreading terror propaganda".

The charges against the HDP Party Assembly member are based on his activities as a district councilor in Çınar between 2012 and 2014, tapped phone calls and posts on social networks. While the defendant did not participate in the trial, his defense counsel, Süleyman Kaya, argued that the accusations included activities of a legal party and an elected official.

Mamedoğlu was arrested in June as part of the criminal proceedings against the Rosa women's association. He was released from prison on September 30.