Yeliz Çopur, a Kurdish politician and the former head of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP), has been released pending trial after spending almost three years in an Elazıg prison, according to Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a prominent human rights activist and a deputy from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).

“She had spent 3 years in pre-trial detention. This woman who has 2 kids kept in prison for three years due to a delay in the preparation of her indictment. She was released a few days ago,” Gergerlioğlu tweeted.

Çopur is accused by the Turkish state of “having links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK).”