LAWYER ERSIN COSMAN WAS SENTENCED TO 6 YEARS AND THREE MONTHS IMPRISONMENT

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Lawyer Ersin Cosman who is the member of Sivas Bar Association was sentenced to six years three months imprisonment with the charge of the member of an armed terrorist organisation by the 2nd circuit of Sivas High Penal Court.

Thus, number of the member of Sivas Bar Association who was sentenced to heavy penalties for sham terrorism charges raised to ten.

Previously, (25 September), nine members of Sivas Bar Association were sentenced to ranging from 3 to 9 years by the 2nd circuit of Sivas High Penal Court.

SITUATION IN TURKEY

There has been a relentless campaign of arrests which has targeted fellow lawyers across the country. In 77 of Turkey’s 81 provinces, lawyers have been detained and arrested on trumped-up charges as part of criminal investigations orchestrated by the political authorities and conducted by provincial public prosecutors. As of today, 568 lawyers have been arrested and 1452 lawyers are under prosecution, 71 lawyers were sentenced to long imprisonment.  Some of the arrested lawyers were subjected torture and ill-treatment.

14 of detained or arrested lawyers are the presidents or former presidents of provincial bars associations.

So far,  71 lawyers were sentenced to long imprisonment:



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