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HDP deputy Birlik released from jail

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One of the deputies from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Leyla Birlik, who was jailed in November, has been released from prison.

HDP Adana deputy Meral Danış Bektaş announced Birlik’s release on her Twitter account on Wednesday.

Birlik was among nine deputies arrested on Nov. 4 along with HDP Co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ. They were arrested on the grounds that they did not testify in court as part of a terrorism probe.

Three other HDP deputies were later arrested. With Birlik’s release, the number of jailed HDP deputies has fallen to 11 from 12.

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