The second hearing of the lawsuit filed against Diyarbakır Mayor Selçuk Mızraklı was held. Mızraklı was dismissed with an Interior Ministry decree, replaced with a trustee and is arrested since October 22. In the second hearing, the Prosecutor claimed an imprisonment sentence against Mızrakçı for up to 15 years. Mızrakçı attended the hearing through the Audiovisual Information System (SEGBIS). Mızraklı indicated that he will not attend another hearing of this lawsuit, filed with political motives, through SEGBIS again. Mızrakçı’s lawyers called the court to “not take part in this crime.” However, Diyarbakır 9th Assize Court issued for Mızraklı to remain under arrest and scheduled the next hearing for March 9. The press statement to be made by lawyers, People’s Democratic Party (HDP) MPs and NGOs after the hearing was prevented. The police also prevented press members from recording visuals, blocking their view with shields.