Kurdish politician sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison

The Turkish regime’s political genocide against the Kurdish people continues unabated.

The final hearing has been held in the trial of Kurdish politician Hamit Geylani, a former MP of the Democratic Society Congress (DTP) for Hakkari over his participation in a meeting of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) while serving as the president of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) in 2011.

Geylani didn’t attend the hearing which was held at the 9th Heavy Penal Court of Diyarbakır, while his lawyer Serdar Özer was present.

The prosecutor asked for up to 15 years in prison for Geylani on the grounds that he worked for Kurdish national unity through his participation in the activities of the DTK.

The court sentenced the Kurdish politician to 6 years and 3 months in prison for alleged membership to an illegal organization and imposed a ban on leaving the country.