Leyla Güven, the Co-Chair of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK), who was elected as the Hakkari MP of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) at the parliamentary election on June 24, 2018, had her hearing at the Diyarbakır 9th Heavy Penal Court today (July 11).
The court board ruled that the detention of Güven, who cannot yet take the parliamentary oath on the ground that she is arrested, shall continue.
The next hearing of Güven has been adjourned to November 4, 2014.
The judge of former HDP MP Baluken's case
As reported by the Gazete Karınca news site, the judge who sentenced the former HDP MP İdris Baluken to prison was appointed to the Diyarbakır 9th Heavy Penal Court in place of its Presiding Judge, who took a leave.
The prosecutor of the case expressed opinion in favor of the continuation of Güven's detention. The Diyarbakır 9th Heavy Penal Court ruled that the detention of Leyla Güven shall continue. The next hearing of Güven will be held on November 4, 2018.
Her verdict of release was reversed
On June 29, the Diyarbakır Heavy Penal Court announced its verdict regarding the request of release submitted for Leyla Güven, ruling that she shall be released.
However, on the same day, the higher court, the 10th Heavy Penal Court evaluated the rejection of the Prosecutor's Office and revoked the verdict of release issued for Güven.
She was detained on January 22
Leyla Güven, the Co-Chair of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK), who was elected as the Hakkari MP of the HDP on June 24, was taken into custody in a raid conducted to her house on January 22, 2018.
Güven, who was arrested due to her statements regarding the Afrin operation, has been facing charges due to the statements for press and events that she attended and the statements that she made.
After being held in custody for nine days, she was arrested by the Diyarbakır 9th Heavy Penal Court on January 31, 2018.
About Leyla Güven
Born in 1968 and lived in Germany for a long time, Güven worked for the Women's Organization of the People's Democracy Party (HADEP) in 1994.
In 2004, she was elected the Mayor of Küçük Dikili in Adana; in 2009, she was elected the Mayor of Viranşehir in Urfa.
As part of the operation launched against the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), she was arrested in December 2009. After being kept in custody for five years, she was released in 2014. At the main KCK trial, she was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison.
She was the Urfa MP candidate of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) at the parliamentary elections in 2015. (PT/SD)
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