Thursday, April 13, 2017

Turkey prosecuting military judges, lawyers

Turkey has placed dozens of military judges and lawyers under charges of involvement with a 2016 alleged coup attempt. Details here. Excerpt:
The names of over 30 military judges and prosecutors in the Turkish military accused of having links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization were released to the media on Monday. 
The charges were listed in an indictment from Ankara Chief Prosecutor's Office about FETO networks in Turkey’s military courts. 
Monday’s indictment is based on a document of “martial rule directives” purportedly released by plotters during the 15 July, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey. 
According to this document, the 33 legal figures were to be appointed at "martial rule courts" equipped with special powers, if the coup had been successful. 
The indictment also claims the accused entered the military justice system between 2009 and 2014 but there was a "strong suspicion" about their exam results.

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