Hearing of Demirtaş postponed
The prosecution demanded that the case of Demirtaş be combined with the Kobanê Case at the 22nd High Criminal Court in Ankara.
In the main case against the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) former co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş, the court did not listen to the statements of lawyers and adjourned the hearing.
Despite the fact that the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) had ruled that Selahattin Demirtaş should be released immediately, Turkey continues to keep the Kurdish politician in jail. The hearing of the main case was held at the Ankara 19th High Criminal Court of Sincan Prison Campus on Wednesday.
The indictment of the Kobanê Case was added to Demirtaş’s case. The prosecution demanded that the recusation request of Demirtaş be submitted to the 20th High Criminal Court and the case be combined with the Kobanê Case at the 22nd High Criminal Court.
The hearing was postponed to 6 May.