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Dismissed former chief prosecutor Mehmet Arzık was sentenced to 7 years 6 months in jail by Istanbul 28th Assize Court for being member of armed terrorist organisation on 27 Feb 2018. Mehmet Arzık was arrested on 16 July 2016. In...
Seyfullah Çakmak, former prosecutor of province Kocaeli and father of two 98 percent disabled children has been held under arrest since July 17. Despite Çakmak, detained as a part of FETO investigation, has requested for pending trial many times due...
Prosecutor Mehmet Fatih Taş, arrested on July 16 as a part of an operation against judges and prosecutors, had an heart attack in prison cell where he was held under solitary confinement since the beginning of his pre-trial detention. Having...
Mehmet Köroğlu, taken into custody on the ground that his name was among judges and prosecutors dismissed by the High Council after the coup attempt on July 15. Judge Köroğlu was arrested on July 19, 2016 without any evidence...
Member of Court of Cassation Mustafa Erdogan, arrested on coup related charges despite having a severe brain surgery and to be obliged to be held in hospital, was not set free till he had lost his consciousness despite many...
Court of Cassation (Supreme Appeal Court) upheld the conviction (7 years and 6 months imprisonment) for former prosecutor Mehmet Ali Pekgüzel on 4 October 2019Pekgüzel was in charge of Ergenekon (alleged deep state organisation) investigation while he was working...
Coşkun Halitoglu, a rapporteur judge of the Assembly of Criminal Chamber at the Court of Cassation had a cardiac arrest when he was being taken into custody after the July 15, 2016 event. He was firstly released due to...
Judge Hüseyin Serter, a former member of the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HCJP)-previous name of the Council of Judges and Prosecutors (CJP)- between 2010-2014 and who has been detained in  solitary cell for about 31 months, has...
Former member of the Court of Cassation Mehmet Sait Demiröz was sent back to prison following a lung-operation amid the high risk of COVID-19. He has also been suffering from diabet and serious heart problems. 56-year-old supreme Court judge Mr....
Lawmaker and Human Rights Defender Ömer Faruk Gergerlioglu tweeted about the situation on 28 May 2019: "Suat Recber, is one of the removed judges and he has been under detention. He is waiting for appeal court's decision. His daughter Nahide had...

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