'HDP is prevented from angaging in politics via Kobané Case'

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  • 11:30 18 October 2021
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ISTANBUL - Stating that there is not a single concrete evidence in the Kobanê Case, lawyer Ramazan Demir said that the case is the finale of operations against the HDP that has been going on for the last 5 years and that HDP was prevented from engaging in politics with this case.
The 5th hearing of the lawsuit brought against politicians, including the executives of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), due to the protests held on 6-8 October 2014 after the ISIS attacks on Kobanê will be held.
Evaluating the case, the lawyer of former HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş, Ramazan Demir, stated that HDP supporters were tried to be portrayed as they were responsible for the deaths in the Kobanê protests and said, “If there is an accusation, there must be a concrete evidence according to the law. There is no concrete evidence. The whole thing is irrational. In this case, everything went so out of whack and derailed that; they no longer need anything. They can keep people in prison for years without any evidence against them."
Referring to the process of opening the investigation and the preparation of the indictment, Demir stated that this process started with the instruction of AKP and MHP and said, “If they comply with the constitution, the case will be dropped today. There are decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding the case. Because of these decisions, we legally have the upper hand. The ECHR has aptly disclosed the crimes committed against Kurdish politics over the past 5 years. This 'Kobanê case' is actually the finale of what has been going on for the last 5 years. It is very clear that HDP is being railroaded from legal politics with this case."
Referring to the evidence regarding the accusations in the indictment, Demir shared that the ECtHR has previously given violation decisions about the cases prepared with these evidences. Emphasizing that they define the lawsuit “a stillborn lawsuit”, Demir said, “The ECtHR emphasizes that this lawsuit should never have been filed. ECtHR sees the case as an intimidation against the HDP and the opposition as a whole. ECtHR also emphasized that keeping Demirtaş in prison pushes him out of politics. However, it should be known that thsoe who does this will be held accountable before the public and the law. 

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