Nuriye Gülmen, a former teacher who is popular for the months-long hunger strike she carried out in protest of her dismissal from the post, was re-detained on Friday.
“I was forced out of the bus over a search warrant issued for me. I am being escorted to the police station,” Gülmen tweeted.
Gülmen was fired from Konya Selçuk University for her alleged ties to the Gülen group, which the Turkish gov’t accuses of masterminding a coup attempt last year. She was arrested on terror charges in Ankara on May 23, 2017 while she was on a hunger strike demanding a reinstatement to her job. She was on the 76th day of their hunger strike when she got arrested.
In December, 2017, the educator was conditionally released from prison after the judge overseeing her case sentenced her to 6 years and 3 months in prison for “aiding and abetting a terrorist organization.” She was released as her health was in critical condition due to the hunger strike.