Ipekyolu co-mayors sentenced to prison

Ipekyolu co-mayors sentenced to prison.

Ipekyolu (province of Van) provincial municipal co-mayors Azim Yacan and Şehzade Kurt have been sentenced to prison.

The third hearing of the trial against the HDP Ipekyolu Municipality co-mayors Azim Yacan and Şehzade Kurt, who were arrested, dismissed and replaced by trustees in November 2019, was held at the Van 7th High Criminal Court.

Yacan and Kurt attended the hearing via SEGBIS. They were sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison and 6 years to 3 months in prison respectively. While the court decided to release Şehzade Kurt banning her from leaving the province and going abroad, Yacan's request for release was denied.