Reyhanlı attack convict gets 53 aggravated life sentences in Turkish capital

Reyhanlı attack convict gets 53 aggravated life sentences in Turkish capital

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Reyhanlı attack convict gets 53 aggravated life sentences in Turkish capital

A criminal high court in the Turkish capital Ankara on Feb. 23 handed down 53 aggravated life sentences to the perpetrator of the deadly bomb attack in the southern district of Reyhanlı, which left 53 people dead in May 2013, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

Nasır Eskiocak was reportedly convicted for “disrupting the country’s unity and integrity,” as well as “murder,” “holding illegal explosive substances” and “damage to property.”

Eskiocak was arrested on June 11, 2013 near the village of Guvecci in the southern province of Hatay. 

A total of 53 people, including five children, were killed in the attack that hit the Reyhanlı district of Hatay on May 11, 2013.

Reyhanlı, nasır eskiocak, aggravtaed life sentence