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Book of poetry by jailed Kurdish politician banned for promoting ‘terrorism’

A Turkish court has banned the publication, distribution and sale of a poetry book written by a Kurdish politician who has been behind bars...

Top court finds no rights violation in arrest of former HDP co-chair in Kobani trial

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has found no rights violation in the arrest of Figen Yüksekdağ, a former co-chairperson of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP),...

Top court finds no rights violation in lengthy pretrial detention of Kurdish politician

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has found no rights violation in the five-year pretrial detention of a Kurdish politician, which it said had lasted for only...

Jailed Kurdish leaders mark 5 years behind bars on terrorism charges

Former co-chairs of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, who were jailed on Nov. 4, 2016 on terrorism-related charges,...

Court accepts indictment against jailed Kurdish leaders over Kobani protests

A Turkish court has accepted an indictment naming 108 people including jailed Kurdish leaders Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ in connection to street protests...

AKP wants to take revenge on Kurds for defeating ISIL, jailed Kurdish leader says

The Turkish government has ramped up a crackdown on pro-Kurdish politicians to avenge the defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant...

German Embassy slams Turkey for denying diplomats entry to Yüksekdağ trial

The German Embassy in Ankara has said foreign diplomats have not been allowed to attend hearings in the trial of former Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)...

Former HDP co-chairperson Yüksekdağ given 6-month jail sentence

Figen Yüksekdağ, former co-chairperson of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who has been jailed since November 2016, has been handed down a prison...

EP delegation prevented by Turkish security from attending Yüksekdağ trial

A delegation from the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) of the European Parliament was prevented on Wednesday morning from entering the courthouse in...

Imprisoned pro-Kurdish HDP leaders nominated for EP’s Sakharov Prize

Imprisoned pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ have been nominated for the prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought...

Up to 10 years in prison sought for HDP Co-chair Yüksekdağ

A prosecutor has drafted an indictment seeking up to 10 years in prison for Co-Chairperson of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Figen Yüksekdağ,...

ECtHR to give priority to cases of jailed HDP deputies

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will give priority to applications for the cases of 11 pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputies who...

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