“Political genocide”: MP for Amed/Diyarbakir İdris Baluken’s statement after receiving 16 year jail sentence

İdris Baluken, a member of Turkey’s parliament since 2011, was sentenced yesterday to 16 years 8 months in prison on trumped up terrorism charges relating to speeches he made. This is a huge assualt on free speech and the rights of Kurds in Turkey to stand for parliament and represent themselves democratically. Baluken is a […]

HDP parliamentarians sentenced to long jail terms

STATEMENT FROM HDP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 05.01.2018  A political purge by the judiciary During the first days of 2018, new steps were taken in the political genocide against the HDP. Over the last 2 days, the dependent and partial judiciary of the ruling power has shelled out a series of new sentences. Law has once again […]