Political prisoner Cahit Abukan still jailed despite having completed his sentence
Political prisoner Cahit Abukan, who is in Van F Type High Security Prison, has not been released even though he has completed his sentences.
Political prisoner Cahit Abukan, who is in Van F Type High Security Prison, has been in prison for 12 years.
All of Abukan's sentences for "membership in a terrorist organization" and "propaganda for a terrorist organization" ended on 14 January.
Cahit Abukan, who was arrested on charges of 'membership in an organization' in 2009 and later sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison, was not released because of a report by the Prison Administrative and Observation Board, despite having completed to serve its 12-year execution on 14 January 2021.
Lawyer Özkan said his client is arbitrarily kept in prison
The lawyer of Cahit Abukan, Servet Özkan, said that his client was kept in prison because of a completely arbitrary decision. "Despite the Van Judge's decision to release my client, he is not being released arbitrarily by listing the statements made by the Van F Type Prison Administrative and Observation Board against my client. We objected to the prison administration's decision and filed a criminal complaint against the members of the board."