Rabiya Duymaz, a Turkish housewife from Adana province, has been sentenced to seven years and three months over her alleged links to Turkey’s Gülen group, accused of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.
According to a Twitter account, Duymaz, mother of three, has been held in an Adana prison for over 25 months on accusation of membership in an armed terrorist organization and recently given a prison sentence of nine years on the same charges. Her five-year-old daughter, Ahsen, reportedly stays with her in prison.
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.
ADANA | Rabia Duymaz
3 çocuk annesi
25 ay önce tutuklandı ve 9 yıl hüküm aldı.
5 yaşındaki Küçük Ahsen'de annesiyle birlikte cezaevinde.
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