12/12/2016 - 11:34 0
Selahattin Demirtas Suffered Heart Spasm in Prison: HDP

Imprisoned Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtas suffered a heart spasm in Edirne Maximum Security Prison on Saturday. 

In a statement today HDP spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen said Demirtas had recovered but the party had requested that the HDP leader be examined by independent doctors. 

Meanwhile at least 237 HDP members have been detained this morning in raids across 6 cities.

The detainments come following Saturday's attack in Istanbul, which killed 36 riot police and 8 civilians. 

The HDP has said attacks on the party will not stop but exacerbate war.