Münise Kübra Çakırçoban, a fourth year medical student, has been sentenced to six years and 10 months in prison over her alleged links to Turkey’s Gülen group, accused of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.
According to Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a pro-Kurdish HDP deputy and a human rights activist, 24-year old Çakırcoban sent him a letter from prison in which she said she was arrested months before her graduation from the med school and has been held in an Elazıg prison for almost three years now.
“My mother spend 6.5 months in prison, my father spent 15 months and my sister who is also a med student spent 2,5 months in prison. I have been here (in prison) for almost three years now,” Çakıröoban said in her letter.
Turkish government survived a coup attempt in 2016 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. the AK Party officials along with Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen group and launched a widespread war on its alleged and real followers.
The group denies any involvement.
There are more than 17,000 women and over 500 kids in Turkish prisons.
Doktor olmasına 6 ay kala tutuklanıp 6 yıl10 ay ceza alan bir Tıp öğrencisiyim
Kogus arkadaşım 18 aylık Seniha, benden 2ay kıdemli,tüm gelişimini takip ettim
Kogus kapısı açılınca dışarı kaçıyor, kac kere ağlaya ağlaya içeri aldım, keske Seniha'nın çabasını insanlık gösterse..! pic.twitter.com/QnlQAuyQRS
— Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu (@gergerliogluof) August 15, 2019