Aysel Tuğluk, the former deputy co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for disseminating the propaganda of a terrorist organization, the Mezopotamya news agency reported.
The ruling was made on Friday by a court in the Turkish province of Van.
According to the report, Tuğluk, who is currently serving a 10-year sentence on so-called “terror-related” charges, attended the trial through a video conference system from a maximum-security prison in Kocaeli province. She denied the accusations against her that dated back to 2012 and 2013.
Tuğluk was sent to prison on December 29, 2016 while she was co-chair of the HDP along with seven other Kurdish opposition politicians. Several public speeches she made and her attendance at funerals of alleged terrorists were used as evidence against her in court.