Second Kobanê case against five HDP politicians opens today

The first hearing of the second Kobanê conspiracy case filed against five HDP politicians will be held today.

The first hearing of the second of the Kobanê conspiracy case, launched against HDP members on the grounds of the 6-7 October 2014 protests prompted by the attacks carried out by ISIS mercenaries - under the supervision of the Turkish state - against the city of Kobanê, will be held today.

The defendants in the second case are politicians Hüda Kaya, Serpil Kemalbay, Fatma Kurtulan, Garo Paylan and Pero Dündar.

The first hearing will be held this morning at Sincan Prison Campus.

In the case heard by Ankara 22nd High Criminal Court, 38 aggravated life sentences and 19 thousand 680 years of imprisonment are requested for the politicians.

The 298-page indictment prepared against the politicians was sent to Ankara 22nd High Criminal Court on 22 May.

First Kobanê Trial

The verdict of the first Kobanê trial was announced on 16 May. The case was opened 7 years after the protests against ISIS attacks on Kobanê on 6-8 October 2014 and continued for 4 years.

The Ankara 22nd High Criminal Court ruled for the release of 5 people and acquitted 15 people in the case where 108 people, 18 of whom are imprisoned, are on trial. While 13 of them are to remain in prison, former HDP Co-Chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ were sentenced to 42 and 30 years and 4 months in prison respectively. The court did not find 36 defendants, including Demirtaş, responsible for the loss of life during the protests in various cities and acquitted them.