Crackdown Against Lawyers: Turkish Court sentences the Law School Dean to 12 years in prison

25 October | Kayseri| Kayseri Court sentences Murat Sen who is professor of law, twelve years in prison

Murat Sen, professor of law and the last dean of the dissolved Meliksah University Law School has been sentenced to twelve years under Turkey’s Anti-Terrorism Law. After the Melikşah University has been dissolved along with fourteen other universities under an emergency decree,  an arrest warrant was issued for Murat Sen who is a lawyer, professor of law, and the last dean of Law School of Meliksah University.

Professor Sen was taken into custody  in his father-in-law’s house and subsequently arrested. After the trial that was lasted in ten months, Kayseri 2nd Assize Court sentenced Professor Sen to 12 years with the accusation of being the member of an armed terrorist organization.

Professor Şen has presented more than 60 papers national and international conferences and scientific meetings. He wrote 7 books and more than 70 scientific journal articles.

In the October, 15 Turkish lawyers have been convicted of terrorism related charges. According to data compiled by our initiative monitoring action in daily basis, 592 lawyers have been arrested since the July of 2016, moreover, 197 of those lawyers have been sentenced to long imprisonment, ranging from 2 to 14 years, with the charge of being member of an armed terrorist organisation

Categories: Unjust / Wrongful Convictions

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