Kurdish Leader Goes on Trial in Turkey Facing 142 Years in Jail 1 234 567

Kurdish Leader Goes on Trial in Turkey Facing 142 Years in Jail

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The trial of Kurdish opposition party leader Selahattin Demirtas has started in Ankara. Demirtas is charged with terrorism and has been held for more than a year in pretrial detention. The case is drawing growing international criticism.Supporters of the jailed Kurdish leader gathered outside Ankara’s Sincan prison, where the Kurdish leader’s trial began Thursday.In a 500 page indictment, Demirtas is accused of leading a terrorist organization, spreading terrorist propaganda,...

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