Pro-Kurdish MP detained after four-day protest in Turkey’s parliament

Pro-Kurdish lawmaker Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu was detained early on Sunday by Turkish police after he staged a protest over the stripping of his MP status. The member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) was taken from its headquarters in the parliament after he camped overnight for four days in dissent. Gergerlioglu was in pyjamas and slippers when he was taken away just before morning prayers, the HDP said. The parliament had revoked the seat of Gergerlioglu on Wednesday, an outspoken rights defender, and his accompanying immunity from prosecution after a court upheld a controversial convic…

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