An Ankara court has ruled for the continuation of imprisonment of former HDP co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ on charges related to 2014 Kobane riots. The Kobane investigation was launched in 2014 and reopened in 2019, and has failed to produce an indictment for Demirtaş and Yüksekdağ since. Lawyer Levent Kanat has said that new charges were brought against the politicians over the same incident to make sure that they remain in prison.
An Ankara court on July 27 undertook a review of the case launched against former HDP co-chairs Demirtaş and Yüksekdağ over their alleged incitement of violence during the Kobani protests in 2014. The court ruled against the release of the two politicians on the grounds of “the investigation not having been completed" and "the risk of spoliation of evidence."
Judge votes against pre-trial detention of former HDP co-chair Yüksekdağ, says decision has no legal benefit
An Ankara court on July 14 ruled that former Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ will remain in prison pending trial. However, one of the judges in the court board expressed a dissenting opinion saying that as there is no “flight risk” or a risk of “tampering with evidence,” the continued imprisonment of Yüksekdağ has no legal benefit.