Request for arrest against HDP former co-chairs in jail

Request for arrest has been made against former co-chairs of the HDP.

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) former co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ have been behind bars since November 2016 as well as some other elected deputies of the party.

Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office has reopened the investigation launched against Demirtaş and Yüksekdağ in relation to the “6-7 October Kobanê incidents”. The co-chairs are held responsible for the death of those who lost their lives during the protests for Kobane that shook the country in Octobere 2014.

The prosecutor hastily requested arrest against both Yüksekdağ and Demirtaş.

Lawyers of Yüksekdağ and Demirtaş and HDP Law and Human Rights Commission Spokesperson Ayşe Acar Başaran are waiting at Sıhhıye Courthouse before the Penal Court of Justice issues its verdict.