47 get aggravated life sentence in FETÖ military academy case

47 get aggravated life sentence in FETÖ military academy case

ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
47 get aggravated life sentence in FETÖ military academy case

A Turkish court on June 26 convicted 47 defendants with aggravated life terms for the incidents that took place in a military academy during the July 15 defeated coup in Turkey, according to a judicial source.         

The Heavy Penal Court No: 24 in the capital Ankara ruled aggravated life imprisonment for 19 convicts while life in prison for 28 others.         

Former Brigadier Kerim Acar, then-dean of the military academy, was among those slapped with aggravated life in prison, said the source on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.       

The court also sentenced 113 convicts to varying terms in prison from 7 years up to 15 years.         

A total of 94 defendants were acquitted in the case.         

FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people killed and nearly 2,200 injured.         

Turkey accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.  

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