Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), officially returned to the Turkish parliament on Friday after spending a month in prison on “terror” charges.

Gergerlioğlu’s parliamentarian status was revoked late March 2021 due to the approval of a prison sentence he was handed down for a tweet he posted in 2016. He was later arrested and sent to Ankara’s Sincan prison on April 3, 2021.

Gergerlioğlu, a fierce critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was sentenced by a Turkish court to two years, six months in prison early in February 2018 on charges of disseminating terrorist propaganda by retweeting a news story regarding the Turkey’s Kurdish conflict and the government-led peace process in 2016. His prison sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court of Appeals on February 19, 2021.