The jailed ex-leader of a Kurdish party in Turkey has been sent to hospital for examinations, authorities said Monday, shortly after the politician’s lawyer said he suffered chest pains and lost consciousness in prison last week.
Selahattin Demirtas, 46, has been in prison for more than three years, facing terror charges.
Lawyer Aygul Demirtas – who is also the politician’s sister – tweeted Monday that Demirtas lost consciousness for some time. He received an electrocardiogram but had still not been sent to a fully equipped hospital despite the prison doctor’s recommendation, she said.
The prosecutor’s office later said in a statement that Demirtas read more >>>