Kübra Şimşek, a seven-months-pregnant woman with a 3-year-old child has been detained by police over alleged links to Turkey’s Gülen group, which is accused of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.
The group denies any involvement
According to a twitter account named @magduriyetlert, Şimşek was detained on March 4 in Ordu province. Şimşek is said to have been transfered to a prison in Samsun, a province that is located some 150 km away from Şimşek’s hometown of Ordu.
The claim has neither been confirmed nor denied by the Turkish authorities.
Turkish government survived the attempt that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others, however; AK Party officials along with Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen group and launched a widespread war on its alleged and real followers.
There are more than 17,000 women and over 500 kids in Turkish prisons.
In several cases, women were detained in the hospital immediately after the delivery of her baby and before they had a chance to recover. Many women were jailed as they were visiting their imprisoned husbands, leaving the children stranded in the ensuing chaos.
7.5 Aylik Hamile
Dün gözaltına aldılar.
Hamile hali ile SAMSUN'a sevk edileceği söyleniyor.
3.5 yaşında da kızı var, şu an annesiz.
— MağduriyetlerTR (@magduriyetlertr) March 6, 2019