Büneyye Özmen, 29-year old Turkish woman and the mother of 7-month-old son has been sentenced to 10 years, 6 months in prison over her links to Turkey’s Gülen group, which is accused of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.
The group denies any involvement.
Özmen was initially detained in October 2017, hours after she gave birth to her son at a Niğde hospital. She and her baby were released pending trial after being kept in detention for a week.
On friday, a Niğde court reportedly sentenced the woman to 10 years and 6 months in prison over “membership in the Gülen group.
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.