Wife of ‘Gülen school manager’ detained in Tbilisi asks for protection


Date posted: July 3, 2017

The family of Mustafa Emre Çabuk, a manager at the Private Demirel College who was detained in Tbilisi on Turkey’s request, is asking for protection from Georgia’s State Security Service, after receiving several threats on social media.

Çabuk’s wife, Tuba Çabuk, claims to have been receiving threats on her social media profiles from accounts with Turkish names, and is asking for protection. Çabuk’s lawyer, Soso Baratashvili said on 3 July that he will appeal to the Prosecutor’s Office and ask them to allocate guards to Çabuk’s family.

Baratashvili has submitted additional documents to the Ministry of Refugees, urging the Georgian authorities to accept Mustafa Emre Çabuk’s application for asylum.

Baratashvili told Georgian media outlet Netgazeti that the documents he submitted include ‘requests from international human rights organisations’ to grant his request.

Amnesty International said in a brief report released on 26 May that the manager is at ‘imminent risk of extradition to Turkey, where he is at risk of torture and other grave human rights violations’.

Baratashvili said that the additional documents include statements and assessments from Georgia’s Public Defender, and also a ‘description of torture of people who are accused of cooperating with Fethullah Gülen’.

Çabuk was detained in Tbilisi on 24 May, accused by Turkey of ‘supporting a terrorist organisation’. Tbilisi City Court ordered Çabuk’s provisional detention for three months, and he remains in custody.

Later in June, Georgia temporarily halted extradition procedures against Çabuk, while the Ministry of Refugees started considering his application for asylum. If Çabuk’s asylum request is denied, the extradition process will continue, however, if he is granted refugee status, he will be released from custody. While the ministry is discussing Çabuk’s refugee status he cannot be extradited.

The head of the Asylum Department of the Ministry of Refugees, Irakli Lomidze, said that they would announce their decision on 7 July.

Source: OC Media , July 3, 2017


Related News

‘State of rule of law suspended in Turkey, if not completely eliminated’

I’ve been in the military judiciary for years and I haven’t observed anything like it [“parallel state” in regards to the Hizmet movement], and I haven’t observed it in the civilian judiciary, either.

America’s Public Radio International maps out Turkish gov’t persecution of Gülen movement

“Nate Schenkkan is with Freedom House and an expert on Turkey. He says Gülenists have been left jobless, with no chance of restarting their careers. “For the vast majority of the people in the Gülen movement, it’s quite clear. They had nothing to do with any of this, whether it’s the coup attempt or any other kind of violence,” he said.

Yamanlar Schools students sweep AMC 8

İzmir’s Yamanlar Schools won 18 golden, 25 silver and 17 bronze medals at the recently held 60th Annual International AMC 8 contest, jointly held by Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and University of Nebraska. 350 thousand students from 6 thousand schools in 86 different countries attended the contest online.

Aydan Meydan from Bosna Sema School won the “Inspiring Educator Award”!

The final competition of the Google Science Fair 2015 was held on the 21st of September in Mountain View (California), in the main headquarters of Google Corporation. 20 projects of young scientists from all around the world were presented at this prestigious competition. The finalists represented 10 countries.

Albania deports Gülen follower at Turkey’s request despite court rejection of extradition

Albanian authorities on Wednesday deported Harun Çelik, a Turkish teacher at a school affiliated with the faith-based Gülen movement in Albania, to Turkey despite a court order releasing him from his five-month incarceration over an extradition request from Ankara.

Detainees ‘beaten, sexually abused and threatened with rape’ after Turkey coup, Human Rights Watch claims

In a 43-page report published on Tuesday, the human rights group said a “climate of fear” had prevailed since July’s failed coup against President Tayyip Recep Erdogan and the arrest of thousands under a state of emergency.

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

Political thunder from Turkey rumbles all the way to New Orleans

Did PKK change its view of religious movements?

Former Turkish President Gül denies having any relationship with the Gülen movement or Fethullah Gülen but history tells…

Professor Sarıtoprak: ‘ISIS uses eschatological themes extensively for their ideology’

TÜBİTAK scolded for hiding olympiad winners were from Hizmet schools

Fethullah Gulen on attempts to associate Hizmet with terrorism and ISIS

What is Islam’s Gulen movement? By Edward Stourton, BBC

Copyright 2022 Hizmet News