Abdulvahit Tunçay, a police  officer who was dismissed from his job by the government after a coup attempt in 2016, died of cancer only nine days after being released from prison on bail.

Posting a series of tweets on Thursday, Tunçay’s daughter said he was denied release until his cancer reached stage 4, although he had symptoms for months.

“My father, who was dismissed from his job after serving his country for years, was not able to move a muscle. He was denied a release until the cancer reached stage 4. He was released only nine days before his death. You talk about religion. A Muslim would not do this to another Muslim,” said Fatma Türkan Tunçay in her tweets.

Tuncay was jailed in October 2020 to serve a 25-year sentence due to his alleged links to the Gülen group, accused by the Turkish government of masterminding the failed coup in July 2016. The group denies any involvement in the attempt.

Hedied on May 1.