Nuran Dilber, a Turkish woman, and her seven-year old daughter with down syndrome has been sent to an İstanbul prison for over their alleged links to Turkey’s Gülen group, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.

The group denies any involvement.

“They arrested the mother of his kid with down syndrome. Why would anyone do such a harm to these kids?,” the pro-Kurdish HDP deputy Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu tweeted.

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.