At least 15 people including pro-Kurdish activist Celalettin Can have been sent to prison by an İstanbul court on charges of membership in a terrorist organization, the Diken news portal reported.

According to the daily, İstanbul police initially arrested at least 29 people affiliated with the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) and  the Peoples’ Democratic Congress (HDK) on February 9. An İstanbul court on Tuesday ruled for the arrest of 16 of the detainees on charges of “membership in an terrorist organization.”

The arrestees are as follows: Mehmet Şamil Altan, Filiz Yılmaz, Gonca Yangöz, Abdulselam Yolcu, Taylan Talaş, Hasan Hüseyin Gencer, Bedia Aydemir, Metin İlan, Suphi Yıldız, Atilla Sayır, Erhan Sarıkaya, Taylan Ürün, Vahit Dalgıç, Can Memiş and Gülsen Biter.