Court arrests Gen Tolon in Ergenekon case

Court arrests Gen Tolon in Ergenekon case

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Court arrests Gen Tolon in Ergenekon case

Gen Hurşit Tolon. DHA photo

An Istanbul court arrested Gen. Hurşit Tolon in the ongoing Ergenekon coup plot case today. 

Specially authorized prosecutor Mehmet Ali Pekgüzel requested the arrest of Tolon on "serious suspicions of a criminal act."  

Tolon objected to the request, saying he attended all court hearings despite not being under arrest and showed no signs of attempting to flee.  

The court ordered Tolon's arrest after a recess.  

Tolon was arrested in July 2008 on charges of "leading a terrorist organization" and "attempting a coup" but was released pending trial in February 2009 due to ailing health.          

Ergenekon, Hursit Tolon, Turkey, coup