16 year and 8-month prison sentence for HDP’s Baluken

The 16 year and 8-month prison sentence given to HDP Amed MP and Batman MP candidate İdris Baluken for June 24 elections, has been upheld.

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Amed (Diyarbakır) MP and İmralı Delegation member İdris Baluken was arrested on 4 November 2016 and released on 30 January 2017. Upon an appeal against his release, he was jailed again on 17 February.

Antep Regional Courts of Justice has approved the 16 year and 8-month prison sentence given to Baluken on Wednesday.

Baluken has been jailed pending trial for 18 months for alleged “membership to a terrorist organisation”.