A 9-month pregnant inmate was transferred to a state hospital from Edirne prison hours after going into early labor at her cell in Edirne prison, according to Turkish Journalist Sevinc Ozarslan.
The woman, named Ceyda Nur Eroğlu, has been held in Turkey’s Edirne prison due to having links to the Gulen group, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016 and labels it a “terrorist organization.” The group denies involvement in the coup attempt or any terrorist activity.
Turkish law requires postponement of the arrest of pregnant women until they give birth and the infant reaches the age of six months.
Since the failed coup attempt, Turkey has been conducting a massive witch-hunt against people from all walks of life on charges of “coup involvement.” Many women jailed with their young children, immediately after delivery or while pregnant, are believed to be linked to the Gülen group.
Edirne tutuklu olan 9 aylık Ceyda Nur Eroğlu, doğum sancısıyla Trakya Ün. Hastanesi'ne kaldırıldı.
Kız orada tek başına. Ana, baba, eş kimse yok. Hamile kadına bu eziyeti reva gören adalet düzeninin sorumluları hepiniz Allah'a havalesiniz. Hakkınızdan Rabbim gelsin. pic.twitter.com/BEsUCgsiCC
— Sevinç Özarslan (@sevincozarslan) June 20, 2022