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Council of Europe urges Turkey to immediately release Demirtas

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Rights watchdog the Council of Europe strongly urged Turkish authorities to ensure the immediate release of opposition Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas, it said in a statement on Friday.

Demirtas, the former co-leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has been jailed pending trial since November 2016 on terrorism-related charges. [Reuters]