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. Demiröz had been kept in solitary confinement for 42 months in Sincan and Ereğli(Konya) prisons. After surgery he was put in a prison ward for only ten inmates. He is not taken to his routine controls due to COVID-19 pandemic. His immune system is so weak. As the pandemic spreads, his family is deeply worried about his life.
Demiröz was arrested on 21 July 2016 and sentenced to 13 years 6 months in prison over the pretext of terrorism charges on 19 March 2019. Although the Grand Chamber reversed the decision of relevant chamber,he has been still under detention as the trial is pending.