Death of Kurdish lawyer on hunger strike sparks outcry

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Fri, 2020-08-28 19:28

ISTANBUL: Turkey is facing a chorus of criticism over the death of a young Kurdish lawyer who began a seven-month hunger strike after being jailed on terror-related charges.

Ebru Timtik died in an Istanbul hospital 238 days after launching her hunger strike in demand of a fair trial.

In 2019, an Istanbul court handed multiple sentences to Timtik and 17 other lawyers on charges of “forming and running a terror group” and “membership in a terror organization.”

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