72-year-old Peace Mother sentenced to 7,5 years in prison

72-year-old Peace Mother Makbule Özbek has been sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison.

Peace Mother Makbule Özbek (72) received a prison sentence in the final hearing of the case opened against her on charge of "membership in a terrorist organization" at the Diyarbakır 8th High Criminal Court.

Özbek, who was arrested on June 29, 2020 as part of an investigation carried out by the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office against the Democratic Society Congress (DTK), was released on September 5, 2020 after suffering a heart attack in prison.

While Özbek did not attend the final hearing held today, her lawyer Gülşen Özbek was present at the court room. The prosecution demanded a penalty for "membership in a terrorist organization" and that Özbek be charged for the legal costs.

The court sentenced Özbek to 7 years and 6 months in prison.