Zeynep Doğan, 28-year-old woman from Hatay province, has been sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in prison over alleged membership in the Gulen group, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt in 2018. The group denies any involvement.

Doğan has been in Hatay T Type prison since November 2018.

According to Fehmi Acat, a human rights advocate, Doğan has been denied by the prison management a permission to see her mother who suffers from advanced colon cancer.

The Turkish government and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuse the Gülen group of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, although latter denies any involvement.

More than 90,000 people have been arrested over Gülen links since the failed coup, and some 30,000 of them are still behind bars.