The Turkish Parliament has stripped pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Siirt deputy Besime Konca of her parliamentary status.
According to the T24 website, Konca’s parliamentary status was removed after a court approved two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for her on charges of “terrorist propaganda.”
Konca was released on July 29 after her arrest on May 29 at Batman Airport on a warrant issued by a Batman provincial court.
She was released from prison on May 3 after five months in pretrial detention on charges of membership in an armed terror organization and disseminating the propaganda of a terror organization.
The third largest party in the Turkish Parliament, the HDP has now 54 seats in the legislature.