Mazlum İçli, a Kurdish youth still faces life imprisonment after the Turkish Court of Cassation has upheld a life sentence without the possibility of parole. This was announced by İçli’s lawyer on Wednesday. The lawyer also claimed the court ignored contradictory evidence related to the case.
On Wednesday three Kurdish prisoners were released from a prison in Bolu province in northwestern Turkey after over 30 years behind bars. The State Security Court which had originally convicted them was disbanded 19 years ago.
There appears to be a deliberate attempt by the Turkish government to eradicate everything associated with Kurdish identity, said Ahmet Başak from Green Left Party on Wednesday, while discussing deforestation in Turkey’s Kurdish-Majority south eastern regions.
The United States called on Azerbaijan to reopen the Lachin Corridor, which links Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. The closure of the corridor is accelerating the humanitarian crisis in the region.
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