Mehmet Ali Uçar, a visually impaired Turkish lawyer, is in the 276th day of his imprisonment on charges of membership in the Gulen group, accused of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016. The group denies any involvement.
The disabled lawyer also suffers from Hemophilia, an inherited bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly.
According to Turkish journalist Sevinç Özarslan, he stays at the İzmir Kırıklar prison.
Uçar has been sentenced to 8 years and 8 months in prison over membership in a “terrorist” organization.
Following the coup attempt, the Turkish government launched a massive crackdown on followers of the Gulen group under the pretext of an anti-coup fight as a result of which more than 150,000 people were removed from state jobs while in excess of 50,000 others were jailed and some 600,000 people have been investigated on allegations of terrorism.
Since the coup attempt, there have been many cases of people who died in jail, some suspiciously, because they were denied crucial treatment or subjected to maltreatment or acts of torture.
Yüzde 98 engelli, KHK'lı Bilal Konakçı 17 Şubat 2021'de
Yüzde 100 görme engelli avukat Mehmet Ali Uçar 11 Ocak 2021'de tutuklandı.
— Sevinç Özarslan (@sevincozarslan) October 12, 2021