Purged woman judge: “..And most importantly you called a young, honest, hardworking and righteous judge a terrorist. Now, what should I be afraid of? I am not scared of you, I want my job back.”
Former woman judge Sevilay Yılmaz who was expelled and detained, shared a video about 3rd anniversary of declaration of state of emergency:
“Hello, I am a judge who was dismissed two and half years ago or so. Today is 3rd anniversary of the declaration of state of emergency which we all thought would end after 3 months and the law would go back to how it was before. A state of emergency which has been going on in all its harshness despite it is said to have been officially ended.
Quite a number of very prominent jurists have been making statement on a daily basis about the violations of law which has taken place in recent years. I as a jurist do not wish to repeat them but instead say something different.
I am a jurist and I know what is called a crime, a criminal organization and a member of such an organization, as much as you all do.
I also know it is nothing but legal bizarreness being tried for being a member to criminal cyndicate.
In my eyes, the trials you have been carrying out by investigating the houses I stayed, the schools I went to, the friendships I established and the people those I have been speaking with on the phone is nothing more than a travesty.
You are in no position to judge me like the way you do. I no longer fear when I say so.
Because you have robbed me off my profession which I earned through years of toiling for years and years, you had separated me from my dear husband which I married for love, you have detained me and my child immediately after I gave birth to her after having to wait for so many years to have a child. You did not allow me to practice as a lawyer when I wanted to do so. You have done whatever you possibly could to make us to “have only tree bark for food”. And most importantly you called a young, honest, hardworking and righteous judge a terrorist. Now, what should I be afraid of? I am not scared of you, I want my job back.”
— Sevil yılmaz (@sewileyy) July 20, 2019