Esra Çiçeklidağ, a former judge dismissed from her job by a government decree, entered 44th day of her arrest at a prison in Gebze, a district in Kocaeli Province.
The purge victim judge is accused of alleged links to the Gulen group, which the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016. The group denies any involvement.
She was fired from her job with a decree issued by the government in the aftermath of the failed attempt.
Çiçeklidağ was arrested on November 10, 2021 despite a Turkish law that requires the postponement of the execution of prison sentences for women who are pregnant or have given birth within the last year and a half:
Her 6-month-old baby and 4-year-old son both entered prison with their mother.
İhraç hakim Esra Çiçeklidağ ve 6 aylık kızı 40 gündür hapiste. Herkes onların suçsuz olduğunu biliyor ve bu tüyler ürpertici gerçeği saklıyorlar. Üstelik bu insanlar uyuyabiliyorlar, eşleri ve çocukları var, onları seviyorlar. @adalet_bakanlik
EsraÇiçeklidağ TahliyeEdilsin pic.twitter.com/GmRCSVaEJD
— Sevinç Özarslan (@sevincozarslan) December 18, 2021