Detained as part of an investigation into Gulen movement in mid-Aug, 2016, I.B. has been under arrest for 11 months.

A 67-year-old shopkeeper in Balikesir’s Dursunbey district. I.B. was detained at around Aug 15, 2016 for having donated a land he inherited from his father to a private student dormitory.

A court overseeing his case has put him in pre-trial arrest in Balikesir’s Kepsut prison where he has been held since then over links to the Gulen movement, which the government blames for the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.

The movement denies the accusation.

According to a tip submitted to online portal, I.B. requested, to no avail, trial without arrest underlining that his body is 50-percent paralysed.