After brawl, Turkish parliament committee votes to lift lawmakers' immunity

May 3, 2016 7:24 AM

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ANKARA: A Turkish parliamentary committee approved late on Monday a bill that strips deputies of immunity from prosecution, paving the way for legislation that members of the pro-Kurdish opposition say is designed to target them and suppress dissent.

Hours earlier, when the committee debated the draft law, a brawl broke out between members of the ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

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