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Lawyers seek Kurdish politician Demirtas' release from Turkish prison - source

Lawyers seek Kurdish politician Demirtas' release from Turkish prison - source
FILE PHOTO: A supporter of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) holds a mask of their jailed former leader and presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtas during a rally in Ankara, Turkey, June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas -
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UMIT BEKTAS(Reuters)
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Lawyers for Selahattin Demirtas, former leader of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), applied for him to be released from jail on Wednesday after a court ruled that he was eligible to be set free, a source from the HDP said.

Demirtas has been in jail for almost three years and has several cases opened against him, mainly on terrorism charges.

(Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Daren Butler)

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