Leyla Zana acquitted of terror charges
Turkey Kurdish Leyla Zana was acquitted of three separate charges directed at her as a part of a terror investigation on July 11, Hurriyet daily reported.

The Diyarbakir 5th high criminal court ordered the acquitted Zana,  Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Agri deputy, on charges of “being a member of an armed terror organization,” “praising crime and the guilty,” and “refusing to disperse despite warnings during illegal gatherings and marches,” citing that the defendant’s activities were not constant and there was no direct evidence for the guilt.

She had faced eight years to 20 years in prison for the charges.

Previously, Zana had served 10 years in prison for speaking Kurdish while taking her parliamentary oath in 1991. She was eventually released in 2004 and again became a lawmaker after the June 2011 election.

Reporter’s code: 50101


News Code: 16445  |  Date: 2017/07/11  |  Time: 14 : 45

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