Ankara man fined 12,000 liras for using experimental drugs on humans
A local court in Ankara has fined a man 12,000 Turkish Liras for experimenting on human beings with chemical materials.
The Ankara 18th criminal court of first instance said in its ruling that the suspect, identified only as Z.G., used a material that is neither a cosmetic nor a medical cream on two people, identified as Döndü H. and Önder H. The court ruled for a sentence of 20 months in prison, but altered the sentence to a fine of 12,000 liras.
Z.G. used the two individuals for three years as experiments with a cream that he had intended to patent, said the court’s ruling, adding that Z.G. was working on organic chemistry.
Döndü H. stated in her testimony that she saw the cream in a televised advertisement being represented as a cure to blemishes and contacted Z.G. regarding a small scar on the left side of her face.
“He used some creams and said the scar would disappear, but it didn’t. The scar became wider and my facial gestures are more limited now,” she said in court.
Z.G., however, said he used the cream on himself and received positive results, denying that he used Döndü H. or Önder H. as experiments.