A group of police officers await outside of the İstanbul Marmara Hospital in order to arrest a woman who has had a kidney transplant, according to a tweet by Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).
Tuba Evmez, a Turkish woman who has recently been sentenced to 6 years and three months in prison over alleged links to the Gulen group, has reportedly had a kidney transplant.
According the Gergerlioğlu, İstanbul police is now demanding Evmez’s immediate discharge from the hospital so that she can be sent to prison to serve the sentence.
Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the AKP government along with Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen group. The group denies the accusations.
This is not the first-time Turkish police await in/outside a hospital room to detain a woman soon after a surgery. Hospitals, hotels as well as state institutions have become common places where suspects are required to check in for registration, involuntarily helping police to locate them.