Prosecutor demands 16 people, including relatives of Roboski dead, to be punished

The prosecutor demanded 16 people, including the relatives of those killed in Roboski, to be sentenced because of their participation at a commemoration of the massacre.

16 people are on trial accused of having commemorated the 34 civilians killed by the bombardment of Turkish army warplanes on 28 December 2011 in the village of Roboski (Ortasu), in Uludere (Şırnak). The hearing was held at Şırnak 2nd High Criminal Court. 16 people, including relatives of the murdered, are accused of "making propaganda for a terrorist organization".

While those on trial and their lawyers did not attend the hearing, the prosecutor's office demanded that 16 people be sentenced. The hearing was adjourned to 7 March.