ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police hold detained a infamous pro-Kurdish celebration politician who became staging a days-lengthy say in parliament.
Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu, from the Peoples’ Democratic Celebration, or HDP, refused to leave parliament after he became stripped of his website online and immunity as lawmaker on Wednesday. The celebration stated around 100 police officers entered parliament to detain him Sunday. Video of his detention confirmed police officers dragging him away.
The celebration, which is in the throes of a executive crackdown, stated Gergerlioglu became detained as he became performing his ablutions for morning prayers.
“The police insisted on detaining him, and took him away in his pajamas and slippers,” the HDP stated in a assertion.
Gergerlioglu, the outdated skool head of an Islamist human rights affiliation, has uncovered a lot of human rights violations in Turkey, together with alleged unlawful strip-searches of detainees by police.
Gergerlioglu became convicted in 2018 and sentenced to two years and 6 months in penal complex for “spreading terrorist propaganda” after he retweeted a 2016 files article a pair of demand peace by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Celebration, or PKK. An appeals court confirmed the conviction, pronouncing he became “owning” and “legitimizing” the PKK by sharing the hyperlink, which incorporated a photograph of armed opponents.
The PKK is regarded as a terrorist group in Turkey, Europe and the US.
Supreme Courtroom prosecutors hold also filed an indictment on the Constitutional Courtroom for the HDP’s closure and are in quest of a five-yr ban on 687 individuals’ participation in politics. It is the latest crackdown on the celebration, which has viewed its outdated skool leaders, lawmakers and thousands of activists arrested.