Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kurdish mayor sentenced to 7.5 years in prison

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

DIYARBAKIR, Northern Kurdistan, -- The Turkish court sentenced a Kurdish mayor to 7.5 years in prison for having a link with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Diyarbakir 6th High Criminal Court heard the case of Kozluk mayor Mehmet Resid Hasimi's case today.

Hasimi was sentenced to 7, 5 years for chanting slogans during a meeting in front of Batman municipality in 2009.

The judges said the mayor made "terrorist propaganda" by chanting slogans.