Turkish police raided the Ankara home of Figen Yüksekdağ, co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), at midnight on Thursday, according to messages on Twitter posted by her adviser, Sıtkı Güngör
A Turkish court had ruled last week for judicial supervision and a travel ban for Figen Yüksekdağ, claiming that she represents a flight risk.
The decision was taken by the 5th Aggravated Felony Court in Şanlıurfa province as part of a case filed against Yüksekdağ for a speech she delivered during a meeting in 2015.
In response to the decision, the HDP stated that they would appeal it on Saturday.
“The decision is completely arbitrary and goes against legal principles. Figen Yüksekdağ has many times traveled abroad, participated in international meetings, made diplomatic and political contacts and has always returned to this country. Therefore, talking about ‘the existence of a flight risk’ is arbitrary and unacceptable,” the HDP said in a statement.