Deposed co-mayor faces up to 15 years in prison
Up to 15 years in prison asked for Yenişehir District Municipality co-mayor İbrahim Çiçek, who was removed from office and replaced by a trustee.
Prosecutor asked for a prison sentence of up to 15 years for Diyarbakir's (Amed) Yenişehir District Municipality co-mayor İbrahim Çiçek, who was removed from office and replaced by a trustee.
Cicek stands trial for participating in the protests of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK), trade union activities and the press briefings of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) while serving as Amed provincial co-chair of the party.
The hearing of the case against Çiçek, who is accused of "being a member of a terrorist organization", was held at Diyarbakir 8th High Criminal Court on Tuesday. The prosecutor asked for a prison sentence from 7 to 15 years for the deposed mayor, who attended the hearing from prison via video conferencing system SEGBIS.
Lawyers requested Çiçek's release and additional time to make their defence as to the accusations.
The court rejected the request for Çiçek’s release and adjourned the next hearing to 11 February.