ANKARA, Turkey. #Erdogan’s crackdown continues with Pro-Kurdish opposition party leader Demirtas given five months jail time and co-leader Figen Yügsekdag who has been in detention on #terrorism charges since No vember stripped as MP – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Feb.24: Turkey HDP Pro-Kurdish opposition party leader Demirtras is jailed by Erdogan for five months …..

A court in northeastern Agri province sentenced opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader Selahattin Demirtas to five months in jail on the charge of insulting the Turkish nation and state institutions, a judicial source said Tuesday.

This file photo taken on October 21, 2015 shows Selahattin Demirtas, leader of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP), delivering a speech during an election campaign in Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

Pro-Kurdish HDP leader kicked out of Turkish parliament, another jailed

Turkey’s parliament has stripped one of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party’s two leaders of her status as an MP and jailed the other.

The move comes just a few weeks before a referendum on extending the president’s powers

Figen Yügsekdag has been in detention on #terrorism charges since November after being arrested with co-leader Selahattin Demirtas who on Tuesday was sentenced to five months in jail.

A supporter holds a portrait of Figen Yuksekdag, the detained co-leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party, during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Nov. 8, 2016. (AFP/File)

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