A Turkish court remanded in prison the president of the Progressive Lawyers’ Association (ÇHD), Selçuk Kozağaçlı, on Monday.

He was jailed on charges of membership to a terrorist organization.

Kozağaçlı is the lawyer for famed Turkish educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who started a hunger strike in order to protest their dismissal under state of emergency decree-laws issued after a failed coup in Turkey last year.

Kozağaçlı was first detained on Nov 8.

 

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