Supreme Court upholds 15-year prison sentence given to Çilem Doğan for killing her violent husband
The Supreme Court upheld the 15-year prison sentence given to Çilem Doğan for killing her violent husband.
Çilem Doğan was abused for years by her husband, Hasan Karabulut, who constantly beat her and wanted to drag her into prostitution. The woman finally killed her husband on 8 July 2015 in Adana.
She was arrested and sentenced to 15 years in prison by Adana 10th High Criminal Court. Her lawyers appealed the sentence and brought it to the Supreme Court, demanding their defendant to be recognised as acting for "legitimate defense".
The final hearing of the appeal was held at the 1st Penal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals. The Court upheld the 15-year prison sentence given by the local court to Çilem Doğan, who was free pending trial.
Doğan was released on bail on 20 June 2016 but will now go to prison again.
Çilem Doğan's lawyers will apply to the Constitutional Court.