Kobanê Trial resumes today

The second hearing of the Kobanê trial against 108 politicians resumes today. in Sincan Prison Court.

The second hearing of of the Kobanê trial against 108 politicians resumes today. The trial is against 108 politicians including former HDP co-chairs Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş and our Central Executive Board Members and is held at Sincan Prison Courthouse.

In 2014 the HDP called on people to protest in support of Kobanê, which was under attack by ISIS. The protests were opposed by the state security forces and elements sympathetic to ISIS, and 43 people died, almost all supporters of HDP. For calling people to protest, HDP members are now being accused of terrorism, and also of murder of those who died. These were the same charges made against Selahattin Demirtaș that the ECtHR judged not to be a convincing case. 

HDP MPs, Party Assembly and Central Executive Board members as well as Women- and Youth Assemblies’ members will observe the hearing. 

The hearing will also be monitored by the representatives of women organizations, bar associations and diplomatic missions of EU member states.