Jailed CHP MP Berberoğlu taken to hospital, will undergo surgery next week
Aziz Özen – ISTANBULMain opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu, who has been jailed since June in an Istanbul prison, was taken to the hospital late on Sept. 21 and is expected to undergo an operation next week.
Berberoğlu was taken to the hospital from Maltepe Prison where he is currently serving his sentence on charges of espionage.
During a medical examination at the hospital, he was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia and plans to undergo surgery next week.
The CHP MP was taken back to prison following a two-hour medical treatment.
Berberoğlu was jailed on June 14 after an Istanbul court sentenced him to 25 years for “leaking state secrets” regarding a Turkish National Intelligence Agency (MİT) trucks case.
The first CHP lawmaker to be ordered prison time, he was accused of providing daily Cumhuriyet with video footage purporting to show MİT trucking weapons to Syria.
Spearheaded by CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the party launched its “justice march” from Ankara to Istanbul right after Berberoğlu was sentenced.