Turk parliament lifts immunity of two Kurdish MPs

Turkish parliament reversed the immunity of two deputies of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) after a public prosecutor requested they be charged with crimes against the unity of the Republic.

Turk parliament lifts immunity of two Kurdish MPs
A parliamentary commission has completed examining the prosecutors' requests to lift the immunity of 77 deputies late Thursday.

The commission rejected 75 requests but exempted the files of Aysel Tuğluk and İbrahim Binici.

According to the Constitution, parliamentarians enjoy a wide range of immunities and can only be prosecuted with permission by Parliament. They can only stand on trial when they cannot be re-elected.

Tuğluk and Binici's files were sent to the Justice Ministry for prosecution. The commission explains the exception on the grounds of overall evaluation, on pre-election investigation and Article 14 of the Constitution, which regulates the manipulation of basic rights and freedoms.


TDN
Last Mod: 02 Mart 2008, 16:24
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