Click to read the article in Turkish
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Kars MP and Spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen waiting to have a hearing for seven months in detention on remand had made his plea through a sound and video information system on his first hearing held in Diyarbakır as he refused to be handcuffed.
Diyarbakır 5th Heavy Criminal Court ruled that his detention on remand continue.
Bilgen who had been arrested on January 31 is being kept in Silivri Prison since February 2.
He is being charged with "being a member of an illegal organization", "inciting to committing crimes" and "inciting people to unlawful assembly and demonstration" and facing from 11 years to 25.5 years in prison.
Related bianet News
Most Read Today
Syria: Turkey Should Immediately Withdraw from Idlib 16 October 2017
‘Why isn’t Sick Prisoner Aged 75 Released on Probation’ 16 October 2017
Youth Employment Increases: 21.1% 16 October 2017
Rights Association: State of Emergency Must be Ended 16 October 2017