© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Basak Demirtas, wife of Selahattin Demirtas, jailed former co-leader and presidential candidate of Turkey’s most important pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), arrives at a polling station throughout the presidential and parliamentary elections in t
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The wife of distinguished jailed Turkish opposition determine Selahattin Demirtas has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail over a fraudulent medical report, the Cumhuriyet newspaper stated.
Lawyers for Basak Demirtas, 44, stated in a press release she was sentenced by a court docket because of a faulty date on a medical report issued by a physician in southeastern province of Diyarbakir in 2015, Cumhuriyet reported on Friday.
Selahattin Demirtas, the previous pro-Kurdish occasion chief and one in every of Turkey’s best-known politicians, has been in jail for practically 5 years on terrorism-related fees that he denies.
Basak Demirtas’s attorneys couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
The European Parliament’s Turkey rapporteur, Nacho Sanchez Amor, stated her sentencing appeared “political” for a clerical error.
Amor wrote https://twitter.com/NachoSAmor/status/1459093305212514304?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet on Twitter (NYSE:) that “2.5 years of prison for a mere clerical error concerning a medical record is appalling and seems beyond common sense. It just looks so political. It gives the measure of the worrying state of Turkish judiciary.”
Basak Demirtas is free pending attraction of her conviction. Her attorneys stated there was an error on the information that might be corrected by inspecting the appointment e-book of the native well being care centre, the newspaper stated.
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