Turkish prosecutor seeks 45 years for ‘Cübbeli’

Turkish prosecutor seeks 45 years for ‘Cübbeli’

ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
Turkish prosecutor seeks 45 years for ‘Cübbeli’

Ahmet Mahmut Ünlü, also known under the name of Cübbeli Ahmet Hodja, faces up to 45 years in prison. DHA photo

An Istanbul court accepted the indictment for the probe against the “Karagümrük gang” on April 13. At the same court, Ahmet Mahmut Ünlü, a controversial religious figure, faces charges that include human trafficking and sexual assault.

The court unanimously accepted the 92 page indictment, penned by Istanbul prosecutor Mehmet Ali Uysal, against the 16 suspects on April 13. Six of the suspects were arrested pending trial. The prosecutor has requested between 25.5 to 45.5 years in prison for Ünlü. 

Ünlü stands accused of “aiding an organization established to obtain unfair advantages,” “conducting human trade on two counts,” “sexual assault” and “depriving someone of their freedom.” 

Ünlü is also known under the name of Cübbeli Ahmet Hodja. He was arrested on Dec. 12, 2011.

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