Besime Konca was arrested yesterday
Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Siirt MP Besime Konca who had been released pending trial (31th May) has been taken into custody in Batman province.
Konca had been arrested on December 13, 2016 as part of an investigation carried out by Batman Chief Prosecutor’s Office. Konca has been arrested again, approximetly three weeks after her release. In the hearing held on May 3, Konca was released pending trial, but after the verdict the Prosecutor’s Office objected to her release.
Considering the prosecution’s objection, 3rd Heavy Penal Court of Batman in response to the objection of the city’s chief prosecutor for her release, Konca has been taken into custody at the Batman airport and arrested today (on 29 May).
Currently there are 12 HDP MPs are in jails
HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş
HDP former Co-Chair Figen Yüksekdağ
HDP Spokesperson (fmr) Ayhan Bilgen
HDP Vice Chair İdris Baluken
HDP Hakkari MP Abdullah Zeydan
HDP Hakkari MP Selma Irmak
HDP Mardin MP Gülser Yıldırım
HDP Diyarbakır MP Çağlar Demirel
HDP Muş MP Burcu Çelik
HDP Şırnak MP Ferhat Encü
HDP Siirt MP Besime Konca
HDP Urfa MP and current spokesperson Osman Baydemir