Ibrahim Enes Gacar, a 21-year-old university student, is in the 595th day of his imprisonment in İstanbul’s notorious Silivri prison over alleged links to Turkey’s Gulen group, accused by the government of masterminding a coup attempt.
Gacar was a student at Turkey’s prestigious Boğaziçi University. In March 2020 he moved back with his family due the COVID-19 pandemic. He was sent to prison in late December 2020. He was only 19 when he was arrested.
It was reported that his arrest came after a man, identified with initials L.K., accused him of membership in the Gulen group.
According to a social media account used by Enes’ family members, an İstanbul court ruled on July 6 for the continuation of Enes’ imprisonment. Human rights advocates and Boğaziçi University student groups expressed their solidarity with Gacar on social media.
Hakim kimseye tahliye vermedi.
Bugün masumiyete tahliye OLMADI. https://t.co/Ieguw0XSLe
— İbrahim Enes Gacar (@FreedomForEnes) July 6, 2022