Photograph: Mustafa Kamacı / Ankara / AA
Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office has issued summary of proceedings for eight MPs of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on charges of "openly insulting the Turkish nation, State of the Republic of Turkey, its government, soldiers and law enforcement agency", "propagandizing for a terrorist organization," "violating the Law on Political Parties" and "insulting the President."
As reported by the state-run Anadolu Agency, Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office has issued summary of proceedings for the HDP MPs Osman Baydemir, Alican Önlü, Feleknas Uca, Sibel Yiğitalp, Nadir Yıldırım, Dilek Öcalan, Mizgin Irgat and Garo Paylan, charging them with "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" due to the statements they previously made.
Summaries of proceedings have been sent to the Ministry of Justice
The statements and interviews given by the MPs as well as their social media posts have been cited as justification for the issuance of summary of proceedings.
Demanding the abolishment of the immunity of eight HDP MPs as per the Article No. 83 of the Constitution, the summaries of proceedings have been sent to the Ministry of Justice to be presented to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
Ankara Chief Prosecutor's Office has also requested permission to launch investigation against the MPs Osman Baydemir and Lezgin Botan. The request has been sent to the Ministry of Justice Directorate General of Penal Affairs.
9 MPs of HDP Currently Held in Custody (26th Parliament of Turkey)
Selahattin Demirtaş - The former Co-Chair of HDP
Figen Yüksekdağ -The former Co-Chair of HDP (She was relieved of her MP and party duties on February 21, 2017)
İdris Baluken - Diyarbakır MP
Selma Irmak - Hakkari MP
Gülser Yıldırım - Mardin MP
Ferhat Encü - Şırnak MP
Abdullah Zeydan - Hakkari MP
Çağlar Demirel - Diyarbakır MP
Burcu Çelik - Muş MP
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