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Turkey: Court upholds 16 FETO life sentences

14 defendants received aggravated life sentences

Kemal Karadag   | 09.08.2019
Turkey: Court upholds 16 FETO life sentences

ANKARA 

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld life sentences for 16 Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) members.

Fourteen defendants received aggravated life sentences, while two had life sentences.

Adem Huduti, Former 2nd Army Commander was given 15 years for violating the Constitution.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader, Fetullah Gulen, is accused of orchestrating the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.

*Writing by Burak Bir

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