Lawyers seek Kurdish politician Demirtas' release from Turkish prison -source

by Reuters
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 12:28 GMT

ISTANBUL, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Lawyers for Selahattin Demirtas, former leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), applied for him to be released from jail on Wednesday after a court ruled that he was eligible to be set free, a source from the HDP said.

Demirtas has been in jail for almost three years and has several cases opened against him, mainly on terrorism charges. (Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen Editing by Daren Butler)

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