Prosecutor demands 7 to 15 years prison sentence for Amed mayor
Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office demanded sentences between 7 years and 6 months and 15 years in prison for Amed co-mayor Selçuk Mızraklı on charges of "being a member of an illegal organization".
Amed Metropolitan co-mayor Selçuk Mızraklı was arrested following the statements given by Hicra Berna Ayverdi. On Tuesday a case was opened against the co-mayor on charges of "being a member of an illegal organization".
Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office demanded sentences between 7 years and 6 months and 15 years in prison. The request was contained in 3 pages of which one-and-a-half contained the statement by Hicran Berna Ayverdi and the other one-and-a-half page actions and activities in which Mızraklı participated.
The indictment adopted by the 11th High Criminal Court of Diyarbakır was sent to the 9th High Criminal Court of Diyarbakır with the request to merge this new case with one in which Mızraklı was awaiting trial.
The indictment stated that the investigation opened against Mızraklı was initiated upon the statements given by Hicran Berna Ayverdi.
Among the activities and events listed in the indictment and produced as evidence against co-mayor Mızraklı are a demonstration to support HDP Hakkari MP, Leyla Güven who was in E Type Closed Prison on 10/01/2019 and on hunger strike, as well as another action in support of the hunger strike resistance on 31/01/2019.
Likewise co-mayor Mızraklı posts on his twitter account were listed in the indictment although they were "not found to contain the elements constituting the crime of propaganda of a terrorist organization in itself but they could be considered as supporting an illegal organisation."
Mızraklı rejected all allegations. He said he did not know Hicran Berna Ayverdi and added that the statements given by Ayverdi were false and lies.