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Turkey | Why is HDP presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtas in jail?

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Why exactly is HDP leader and presidential candidate for the snap elections in Turkey, Selahattin Demirtas, in jail? Demirtas is one of the leading figures in organizing the violent street riots in Turkey in 2014, which resulted in the deaths of dozens of people, including 16 year old Kurdish youngster Yasin Börü, who was stabbed multiple times and thrown from the third floor of a building to the ground. The rioters Demirtas called out on the street then burned his body and drove over him with a car. “Selahattin Demirtas, even when history will forget you. The muslims of Amed [Diyarbakir] will not forget you”, is the response of those who lost their children during HDP’s Kobani-riots.