HDP Co-chair Demirtaş’s lawyer accused of joining ‘HDP Istanbul’ WhatsApp group

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Levent Pişkin

An indictment prepared for Levent Pişkin, a lawyer representing Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş, has revealed that he is charged with offenses including membership in a Whatsapp group created by the party’s Istanbul organization.

Demirtaş has been under arrest since Nov. 4, 2016. Briefly detained days after his client, Pişkin now stands accused of meeting with Demirtaş in prison.

The indictment seeks imprisonment for Pişkin as he is claimed to have been a member of a terrorist organization and of disseminating propaganda on its behalf.

Among the evidence the prosecutor included in the indictment for the terror charges is Pişkin’s membership in the HDP’s Istanbul WhatsApp group. (Turkey Purge)

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