Bahar Altun, a Turkish woman, and her four-year old daughter with down syndrome has been held in the Trabzon prison for over four months over their alleged links to Turkey’s Gülen group, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.
According to a Twitter account, Altun, the mother of 4 kids, was arrested in April 2019 by a Trabzon court on accusiation of membership in an armed terrorist organization. And she was sent to the prison with her daughter with down syndrome, where they have been held since then.
The claim has neither been confirmed nor denied by the Turkish authorities.
Turkish government survived the attempt that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others, however; AK Party officials along with Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen group and launched a widespread war on its alleged and real followers.
There are more than 17,000 women and over 500 kids in Turkish prisons.
In several cases, women were detained in the hospital immediately after the delivery of her baby and before they had a chance to recover. Many women were jailed as they were visiting their imprisoned husbands, leaving the children stranded in the ensuing chaos.
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