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Around 300 Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) members staged a protest against court desicion to release suspects. DHA Photo

Around 300 Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) members staged a protest against court desicion to release suspects. DHA Photo

In the sexual abuse and rape case of a minor in the southeastern province of Bingöl, after the release of the four accused sergeants, the demand for their arrest and the lifting of the “secrecy” decision on the case have been rejected by the court.

The 16-year-old victim, identified only by the initials E.A., lives in the Solhan district of Bingöl and reportedly filed an official complaint last month in which she stated that five sergeants had repeatedly sexually abused and raped her over the last two years. E.A.’s lawyer, Canan Çakabey, had demanded on June 20 that the suspects be arrested.

Çakabey received an answer June 23 that the demands had been rejected. The demand for the arrest of the suspects was rejected because there was no change in the evidence situation. The demand for the lifting of the “secrecy” decision was rejected because there was again no change in the evidence and also considering the nature and the features of the crime.

The Ministry of Family and Social Policies has also been involved in the case and sent lawyers and social experts to Bingöl. The number of suspects could rise, the media report said.

June/23/2013

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Misses Ataturk

6/27/2013 2:55:23 PM

Like this country gives a hoot about women anyway.

Fred Doyle

6/24/2013 8:30:29 PM

If the young and most vulnerable are not protected by the law, what should the average citizen expect from their country? And I bet these soldiers are at their barracks laughing about how she "asked for it". Absolutely disgusting!! Was she Kurdish? Is that why they had NO respect for this girl...or maybe she was showing her hair. What's worst is the courts and the government wish they could cover this up...tragic!

mara mcglothin

6/23/2013 10:39:38 PM

Who is surprised by this???

Tekir Feline

6/23/2013 10:27:13 PM

They should accuse the court of "perversion of the of the course of justice" and jail them. Maybe the next court will learn, that if the victim identifies, or sufficiently can describe them, so the rapers can be found, which seems to be the case here, then there is enough evidence!

american american

6/23/2013 5:01:41 PM

dogan approves! down with the coconuts!

K M

6/23/2013 4:20:27 PM

Disgusting. Not surprising, but disgusting.
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