Ayşe Şeyma Taş, a Turkish woman who gave birth 25 days ago at a Sakarya hospital, was put in pre-trail detention with her new-born baby on Sunday over her alleged links to Turkey’s Gülen group, accused of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.
The movement denies any involvement.
According to a tweet by Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a deputy of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Taş gave birth 25 days ago in a Sakarya hospital. She and her 25-day-old baby was arrested and sent to a prison in Sakarya’s Ferizli district on November 11, 2018.
“This is a cruel, and a violation of all the laws. The judge [who ruled for the arrest] scolded the woman by saying that ‘Why did you deliver the baby?,” Gergerlioğlu tweeted.
This is not the first-time Turkish police were reported to wait in/outside a hospital room to detain a woman who just had a baby as hospitals, hotels as well as state institutions have become common places where suspects are required to check in for registration, involuntarily helping police to locate them.
Havva Hamamcıoğlu, Nazlı Mert, Esra Demir, Aysun Aydemir, Elif Aslaner and Fadime Günay are only some of the women who also faced detention shortly after delivery as part of a post-coup witch-hunt targeting alleged members of the Gülen movement.
More than 17,000 women in Turkey, many with small children, have been jailed in an unprecedented crackdown and subjected to torture and ill-treatment in detention centers and prisons as part of the government’s systematic campaign of intimidation and persecution of critics and opponents, a new report titled “Jailing Women In Turkey: Systematic Campaign of Persecution and Fear” released in April by SCF has revealed.
Ayşe Şeyma Taş 2 gün önce 25 günlük bebeğiyle tutuklandı
Lohusa anne Ferizli cezaevine kondu
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— Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu (@gergerliogluof) November 13, 2018