The İstanbul 15th High Criminal Court on Monday rejected an objection to arrest of jailed main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu.
Berberoğlu was arrested last Wednesday immediately after he was handed down a prison sentence of 25 years for leaking information for a report on National Intelligence Organization (MİT) trucks transporting weapons to jihadists in Syria.
He was immediately taken to prison from the courtroom.
The same court rejected another objection to the arrest of Berberoğlu last week.
The arrest of Berberoğlu, who would normally enjoy parliamentary immunity, was possible because the CHP and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) had lent support to a proposal submitted by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on removing deputies’ immunity from prosecution last year.
The immunity of all deputies who face probes was lifted in May 2016. Currently, 11 pro Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputies are in jail on charges of terrorist links.