Istanbul: The wife of a jailed Kurdish leader suffered a minor lapse in the medical report. In this case, the woman has been given a jail term of two and a half years. This case is being criticized everywhere for political persecution after the sentence. On Thursday, the court sentenced Basak Demirt and his doctor to 30 months in prison.
misreporting of abortion
According to the report of ‘Guardian’, the woman had presented a wrong report about her abortion. The charges in this case were made in March 2018 while the case is of 2015. The woman was admitted to the hospital in 2015 for two surgeries. According to the legal team, this woman, a teacher by profession, was given a medical leave of five days by the doctor on December 11, but by mistake it was praised on December 14.
After this, the woman took unpaid leave in the second half of 2015-16 for her recovery from school. The representative of the European Parliament in Turkey said that the woman has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for a clerk-level mistake in the medical report, which in any form is beyond the scope of common sense. Questioning Turkey’s judicial system, he has called this decision politically motivated.
The Kurdish leader is the woman’s husband
The woman’s husband Selahtin Demirt has been a Kurdish leader in the past. Along with thousands of high-profile politicians, judges, civil servants have been sent to Turkish prisons in recent days, including Selahtin. His party won a majority in 2015 by eliminating Rajab Tayyip Erdogan’s party, after which more than 100 such people have been charged with terrorism. However, all the jailed leaders have denied such allegations.
The European Human Rights Court has demanded the immediate release of Selahtin. Further, on the Diyarbakir court’s decision, the woman’s lawyers said that the dates of her presence in the hospital’s record book should be presented as evidence to show that a mistake was made. But the court has sentenced without looking at the record.
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The women’s lawyers say that the fight for justice will continue and we will go to the appeal court and present our side. At the same time, we are sure that the court will have to change its decision and justice will surely prevail.