Musician Demir faces 9 years in prison
The Turkish judiciary sentenced musician Dilan Demir to 9 years in prison for "being a member of a terrorist organization", citing statements by a secret witness.
Mersin Chief Public Prosecutor's Office has prepared an indictment against musician Dilan Demir with the allegation of "being a member of a terrorist organization", citing statements by open and secret witnesses. While the indictment was accepted, a lawsuit was filed against Demir by the Mersin 2nd Heavy Penal Court for "being a member of a terrorist organization".
The final hearing of the case was held at Mersin 2nd High Criminal Court.
While Demir did not attend the hearing, while her lawyer Sabahat Gençtarih was in court.
Gençtarih demanded her client’s acquittal, stating that she was innocent and arguing that the statements given by open and secret witnesses did not reflect the truth.
Following the prosecutor's opinion, the court board demanded that Demir be arrested to serve a 9-year prison sentence on the grounds of "being a member of a terrorist organization.
Reacting to the sentence, lawyer Gençtarih said that they will file an appeal against it.