German singer arrested in Turkey's Edirne

German singer arrested in Turkey's Edirne

A German-Kurdish singer Saide Inac has been remanded in custody in Turkey on terrorism-related charges.

Inac, 47, who goes by the artistic name Hozan Cane, was detained on June 22 in the western province of Edirne while attending campaign events of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) leading up to Sunday's parliamentary and presidential elections. 

Cane had been performing for weeks at HDP events in Edirne, where the party's imprisoned presidential candidate, Selahattin Demirtas, is being held on terrorism charges.

The German Foreign Ministry said it was aware of her arrest, Deutsche Welle reported.

Cane was charged with "membership in a terrorist organization" and spreading terrorist propaganda for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), according to Turkish media. 

One piece of evidence used against her was a scene from a movie that she directs and plays the lead role in, which deals with genocide committed by the ISIS group against the Yazidi minority in Iraq, according to a Twitter post on her account. 

In the scene, she apparently poses with PKK guerillas and holds a weapon.

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