Court releases prisoner for severe health issues
ISTANBUL - Doğan News AgencyAn Istanbul high criminal court has ruled for the release of Yasemin Karadağ, who has been imprisoned as a member of the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C) for the last seven months, and suffers from severe renal impairment and hypertension.
Karadağ, 42, was previously in jail for 12 years, during which time she lost one kidney, according to reports. In the last hearing of her case on Feb. 28, the court ruled for Karadağ to remain under arrest despite her demand that she be released due to severe health issues. Karadağ was already being treated at a hospital. Yesterday the court demanded Istanbul’s Forensic Medicine Deapartment’s report regarding Karadağ’s state of health, and she was released after the court gave its decision. Karadağ’s next hearing will be held on Jan. 12.