Motion filed against Demirtaş for insulting Erdoğan, provocation

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Imprisoned co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş

A motion has been filed against pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtaş for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Demirtaş, who has been jailed since November 2016, has been accused of insulting Erdoğan and openly provoking people to commit crimes.

A press statement made by Demirtaş after a controversial appointment to the Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality has been made the subject of the accusations.

The motion has been sent to the Ministry of Justice to be presented to a committee with a demand for the removal of his parliamentary immunity.

In the event his immunity is removed, a criminal case will be launched against Demirtaş with a demand for imprisonment of between one year, 10 months and 10 years, four months.

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