Head of DP in Kocaeli hit with 11 month sentence for ‘insulting’ president

The Kocaeli provincial chairman of the leftist Freedom and Solidarity Party (andODP) received a jail sentence of 11 months and 20 days jail on Thursday on charges of and”insulting the President,and” according to the muhalefet.org news portal.
The andODP provincial chairman, Osman Bahandceci, who was charged for his remarks concerning the alleged corruption scandal that surfaced in December 2013, stated, and”Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are trying to cover up their sins by creating this crisis environment and consolidating its dictatorship.and”
Bahandceci stated in response to the charge, and”We are an oppositional party, and political critique is our duty. We hold demonstrations to criticize the ongoing war and inequality.and” His case has been postponed for five years.
In another and”insultand” trial, the late columnist Canduneyt Arcayandurek for the Cumhuriyet daily, is still facing charges for his remarks in relation to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Despite having lost his life on June 23 this year, Arcayandurekand’s name appeared on the list of hearings at the andcailayan Courthouse in Istanbul on Thursday.
Main opposition Republican Peopleand’s Party (CHP) deputy Barii Yarkadai tweeted a picture of Arcayandurekand’s name on the list, saying, and”The late Canduneyt Arcayandurek cannot be at peace even in his graveandhellip Today, he has a trialandhellip It never ends!and”

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN

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