Main opposition CHP proposes bill for convicted mothers
ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
The bill came as Mülkiye Demir Kılınç, mother of twin babies, is preparing to enter jail with her twins. AA PhotoWomen who enter jail with their small children or while pregnant may be released on probation according to a proposal for an amendment in the law, presented by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP).
The amendment proposed by the CHP deputy leader Sezgin Tanrıkulu says those women, pregnant or having children younger than 11 years old, should serve their sentence outside of prison on probation, if their sentence is lower than five years.
For pregnant women who are convicted for more than five years, their sentence should be delayed until the date their baby is given to the father,” says the bill.
The bill came as Mülkiye Demir Kılınç, mother of twin babies, is preparing to enter jail with her twins.
Kılınç was convicted for “aiding a terror organization” and will be imprisoned on May 19, along with her five-month-old twin babies.
Starting from May 19, Kılınç and her daughters, Özgür and Lorin, will stay in prison for two years and one month.
Kılınç was working as a sales representative at the Mesopotamian Culture Center. When one of her clients was caught by the police and arrested on charges of “smuggling and belonging to a terrorist organization,” she was also charged with aiding a terror organization by sending them books. Her customer was allegedly sending books to members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who were staying in the mountains.