25/10/2011 | Writer: Kaos GL

The lawsuit in which 3 trans activists of Pembe Hayat Assocation were on trial came to an end today. 3 trans activists are sentenced to term in prison.

Prison Sentence for 3 Trans Activists Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+
The lawsuit in which 3 trans activists of Pembe Hayat Assocation were on trial came to an end today. 3 trans activists are sentenced to term in prison.
 
 
On the night of 19 June 2010, 3 trans activists from Pembe Hayat were taken into custody by police officers of Ankara Esat Police Station. The activists were then charged with the offences of “resisting to police officers to thwart duty”, “revilement”, “damaging public goods”. The last hearing was held today at the 15th Basis Criminal Court of Ankara.
 
Buse Kılıçkaya, who was acquitted from the offence of “damagin public goods”, was sentenced to 5 months of prison term for “resisting to police officers to thwart duty” and “revilement”. Derya Tunç was sentenced to 6 months of prison term and Naz Güdümlü was given 1 year of sentence for the same offence. The decisions for Derya Tunç and Naz Güdümlü were postponed for 5 years; however the ruling for Buse Kılıçkaya is to proceed immediately. The period for means of appeal for this decision is defined as 7 days.
 
The hearing was watched by Pembe Hayat and Kaos GL representatives.
 
Trans activists who were subject to police violence and brutality had been charged for 6 months upto 3 years of sentence. The complaints made by trans activists against police officers who applied arbitrary detention were rejected.  
 
 

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