New indictment against jailed DTK co-chair Leyla Güven

A new indictment has been prepared against jailed DTK co-chair Leyla Güven.

The second hearing of the trial in which Democratic Society Congress (DTK) co-chair Leyla Güven is being tried for "propaganda for a terrorist organization" took place at Diyarbakır 19th High Criminal Court. Güven is in Elazığ Women's Closed Prison and is accused because of the speeches she made at demonstrations and events she attended.

Güven attended the hearing through the Audio and Video Information System (SEGBİS). Güven's lawyer, Serdar Çelebi, also attended the hearing.

The presiding judge stated that the defendant request for "rejection of the judge" was not accepted by the Diyarbakır 10th High Criminal Court. At the hearing, it was revealed that a new indictment was prepared against Güven by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office for "propaganda for a terrorist organization". It was accepted by the court that the indictment was sent with a request for consolidation, and it was combined with the current case file.

'Report full of translation errors'

Güven defended herself against the indictment and requested that the indictment be sent to her for examination. Saying that the report prepared by the expert on the audio recordings of Kurdish conversations in the file is full of translation errors, Güven requested that screenshots of the social media posts considered as evidence of crime be sent to her.

The presiding judge postponed the hearing to 11 April.