The National Assembly of Turkey has prepared a total of 33 summaries of proceedings seeking to have immunity lifted in 33 cases. They have been sent to the Parliamentary Justice Commission. The proposals target three main opposition parties focused mainly with 20 of the cases targeting the People’s Democratic Party (HDP).
33 immunity cases, including nine HDP MPs face charges over the so called ‘Kobane investigation’, were transferred to the Constitutional Justice Commission of the Parliament, Mesopotamia Agency (MA) reported on February 24.
If the Turkish Assembly votes to remove the deputies of their immunity, they will be tried by Turkish courts.
Parliament Spokesperson Mustafa Şentop made a statement regarding the 33 impunity cases, including 9 HDP MPs under the scope of the Kobane investigation. After Şentop’s statement, the proceedings were sent to the Justice Commission.
The recently launched investigation against the HDP members are ostensibly over Kobane protests. In early October, a Turkish court ordered the pre-trial detention of 17 people, including members of the HDP, in connection with the 2014 Kobane protests.
As part of the Kobane investigation, HDP co-chair Pervin Buldan, Meral Danış Beştaş, Hakkı Saruhan Oluç, Garo Paylan, Hüda Kaya, Sezai Temelli, Pero Dundar, Fatma Kurtulan and Serpil Kemalbay Pekgözegü have been targeted.