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Adil Demirci hopes to be released from Turkish prison

Since April of 2018 sitting in Cologne's Adil Demirci in a Turkish prison. Today, his process goes on because of terrorist support. His lawyer hopes to release

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Adil Demirci hopes to be released from Turkish prison

Since April of 2018 sitting in Cologne's Adil Demirci in a Turkish prison. Today, his process goes on because of terrorist support. His lawyer hopes to release, because there is no danger of escape.

The high-security prison in Istanbul: Here murderers, robbers, journalists, and people who have commented in the eyes of the Turkish state politically critical seats. As the Cologne-based social worker and Journalist Adil Demirci.

The judge had lifted the detention on the first Day of the trial in November. For the court was a flight risk, because Demirci had at the time in Turkey is not a permanent resident. Meanwhile, Demirci was reported but in Istanbul, says his lawyer, Mustafa Peköz. A release is nothing more standing in the way of: "When I look at this process as an objective lawyer, and it evaluation, then I don't see any reason for the detention of Demirci. In the acts no evidence to justify a remand."

The wrong funerals

evidence and legal arguments and withdraw in Turkey, but often when it comes to Terror. And for the Turkish public Prosecutor's office Demirci is a Terrorist - or at least one that supports terrorists. As a justification for attending three funerals of politicians, the Marxist enough already-Leninist Communist party (MLKP), which is classified in Turkey as a terrorist organization.

in addition, the public Prosecutor's office accuses Demirci, that he reported for the left Turkish news Agency Etha.

"refuels you for the rest of the week force"

The Cologne was arrested as he accompanied almost a year ago, his cancer-stricken mother on a holiday trip to Turkey. Elif Demirci had to go back then to Germany alone. There, she continues to fight against cancer and hopes that her son comes back Adil soon, says his younger brother, Tamer Demirci: "You notice how you will always be weaker. The Nice thing is, though, that we can call up once a week with my brother and it does some good. It is doing even better than the chemotherapy. Refuels you for the rest of the week."

Since around ten months, Adil Demirci sits in a Turkish detention. (File photo)

vigil in Cologne

sitting For his older brother in Istanbul, organised by Tamer every Wednesday in Cologne, a vigil. When he calls for freedom for Adil and the other prisoners.

mother Demirci has so afraid to lose another son to the Turkish judiciary. For the sake of Tamer doesn't travel well on the second Day of the trial to Istanbul. "Even if nothing happens, you can not remain calm. Clearly, it is, in General, for every person who is critical of the danger, and the were the vigils. The main reason is that I would like to take any risk," says Tamer.

"He has a something

removed" Instead of traveling, as the process was launched by a group of politicians and supporters from Germany to Istanbul. The Public, says Tamer Demirci, and the need of the case of his brother. Although the Federal government was campaigning, but the not-rich: "If the Federal government wants it, then it creates it. If you were to adopt as a clearer Position, then also Adil can be left very quickly."

Ten months Adil Demirci is in prison. He's there, after all, quite well, says his lawyer Peköz. "It's doing better than I thought. He has lost some weight, looks overall, but fitter than before. Also mentally it's very good, he believes in his release. He is currently writing his impressions about the days in prison. I have recommended him to do later on in Germany into a book."

It would not be the first report from the high security prison in Istanbul. The Journalist Deniz Yücel sat for a good year in Silivri and wrote a book about his time in the largest prison in Europe. More than 11,000 people sitting in the Mega-construction behind bars. Including some German. Maybe it'll soon be one less.

Adil Demirci continues
Marion Sendker, ARD Istanbul
14.02.2019 09:57 PM

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