Former Prosecutor Mehmet Ali Pekgüzel’s wife Firdevs Pekgüzel died in a traffic accident in Ankara on her way to visit her husband in prison, HDP lawmaker and human rights defender Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu tweeted on 6 May 2019.

Mehmet Ali Pekgüzel was sentenced to 7 years 6 months in jail over the pretext of terrorism charges on 2 Aug 2018 and he has been kept in prison since July 2016.