ANKARA – The well-known Turkish politician Selahattin Demirtas remains attached and does not come free as the European Court for human Rights last month demanded. The former leader of the pro-Kurdish HDP remains imprisoned after his sentence by a court in appeal, was confirmed.
The critical politician Selahattin Demirtas on a banner in Turkey.
Demirtas was two years ago arrested because he is ’terrorist propaganda’ would have made. He was only last september was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.
The court demanded that Turkey as soon as possible an end to the captivity of Demirtas, unless new burden of proof that would justify. Turkey must also 25,000 euros in damages and expenses to pay, according to the court, that looked into the case that Demirtas had brought. Turkish president Erdogan said is not opinion-bound to feel.
After a failed coup in 2016, threw Erdogan, thousands of critics, political opponents and journalists under lock and key. Human rights organizations make since concerns about the situation in the country and the power that Erdogan wields.
Prison for ex-oppositiekopstuk Turkey