Osman Kavala, the most important representative of Turkish civil society, has now been sentenced to life in prison, for having financed and supported the Gezi Park movement and having allegedly played a role in organising the attempted coup d’état of July 15th, 2016. Other 7 accused, all human rights activists including Can Atalay, Mücella Yapıcı, Çiğdem Mater, Hakan Altınay, MineÖzerden, Tayfun Kahraman and Yiğit Ali Ekmekçi, will have to face 18 years in prison.
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