Ahmet Ceyhun, a 60-year-old retired teacher whose pension rights were revoked by the Turkish government on coup and terror charges, has died of cancer in Kütahya province.

According to Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a prominent human rights activist and a deputy from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Mr. Ceyhun was accused of having links to Turkey’s Gülen group, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt in July 2016.

The group denies any involvement.

Ceyhun’s pension rights were revoked and thus he had been denied retirement pension for over thirty-four weeks. He was also being tried on Gülen membership.

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.

The group denies any involvement.

More than 90,000 people have been jailed while more than 150,000 have been removed from state posts due to alleged Gülen links since the coup attempt.