Detained woman, newborn baby transferred to prison 1,291 km away from home


Date posted: June 11, 2017

Detained in the southern province of Isparta, Turkey, as part of a post-coup investigation, a woman, identified with initials Ö.A., has been transferred to a prison in Siirt, an eastern province 1,291 kilometers away from home.

According to Aktif Haber online news portal, Ö.A. was taken into custody in Isparta before she was transferred to Siirt for interrogation.

Ö.A’s 6-mont-old baby reportedly accompanied her under detention as her husband, M.A. was already in jail as part of a separate investigation launched in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.

An academic at Siirt University until he was dismissed from his job, M.A. has been under arrest over the past 10 months, Aktif Haber said.


Detained in the southern province of Isparta, Turkey, as part of a post-coup investigation, a woman, identified with initials Ö.A., has been transferred to a prison 1,291 kilometers away from home. Her 6-mont-old baby reportedly accompanied her under detention as her husband was already in jail as part of an investigation in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.


According to media, police detained Ö.A in Isparta upon a complaint made in Siirt.

The couple’s three other children were left to fend for themselves as both parents were imprisoned.

Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government along with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement despite the latter’s denials of involvement. More than 120,000 people have already been detained over alleged or real links to the movement so far.

Source: Turkey Purge , June 11, 2017


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