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Turkish court sentences Kurdish ex-MP Leyla Guven to 22 years in jail

Leyla Guven, who was stripped of her parliamentary immunity in June, was convicted by a court in the city of Diyarbakir of membership of a terror group and disseminating terror propaganda for outlawed Kurdish militants

AFP , Monday 21 Dec 2020
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A Turkish court on Monday sentenced a former lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to more than 22 years in jail on terror-related charges.

Leyla Guven, who was stripped of her parliamentary immunity in June, was convicted by a court in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir of membership of a terror group and disseminating terror propaganda for outlawed Kurdish militants, an AFP reporter said.

Guven launched a hunger strike in 2018 in a bid to end jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan's isolation.

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