Judge Mehmet Dölen, who was dismissed and kept in prison for 26 months, passed away of covid-19 on 1st June 2021.

Judge Dölen was dismissed on political charges on the pretext of the July 15 coup attempt and deprived of his freedom for 26 months. He was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison and released until the end of appeal process.

When he was examined upon his illness after his release, he learned that he had covid-19.

He died of covid-19 on 1st June 2021.