Added time: 06 January 2014, Monday 09:38
5 Kurdish Deputies Released
Diyarbakır 5th and 6th High Criminal Court has unanimously ruled the release of BDP's (Peace and Democracy Paty) 5 jailed deputies.
Diyarbakır 6th High Criminal Court has ruled the release of Peace and Democracy Party Şırnak MPs Selma Irmak and Faysal Sarıyıldız and independent deputy for Van, Kemal Aktaş who have been in custody as part of the so-called KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) trial.
On Friday, Constitutional Court ruled that Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) deputy Selma Irmak and Faysal Sarıyıldız, as well as an independent Kurdish deputy Kemal Aktaş were subject to rights violation during their stay in the prison.
The lawyers of the deputies, appealed to the Diyarbakır 6th High Criminal Court, demanding their release.
In line with the decision of the Constitutional Court, the Diyarbakır court decided to release the deputies on Saturday.
On Thursday, the Diyarbakır 5th High Criminal Court released two BDP deputies, Gülser Yıldırım and İbrahim Ayhan, who are being tried in the KCK case.
After releasing of deputies the BDP's co-leader Gültan Kışanak reacted that ,
"Decisions are too late.Lengthy detention is a fundamental problem of law in Turkey. The problem should be resolved through a legal amendment and in a serious way and radically."
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