Rabia Baser, the wife of the now-dismissed judge Mustafa Baser was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on terror charges on Wednesday.

Mrs. Baser rejected the accusation that she is a member of the Gulen movement during her final hearing. However, the court in charge ruled for her conviction sentencing Mrs. Baser to 7 years and 6 months in jail.

Back in April 2015, Mr. Baser ruled to release Hidayet Karaca, the head of the now-closed opposition broadcaster Samanyolu TV, to no avail. He was given 10-year prison sentence on the same accusation that he had abused their judicial power, in April 2017.

He is also accused of membership to the Gulen movement, which the government considers a terror group. Mr. Baser was earlier suspended from his posts by the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK).

Samanyolu TV was first seized by the government and then shut down by decree in August 2016 in the wake of a failed coup attempt.

Karaca had been detained in December 2014 as a result of twin police raids targeting both the Zaman daily and the Samanyolu media group.

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