Sunday, March 25, 2012

Student Cihan Kirmizigul Released after 25 Months Behind Bars

Galatasaray University student Cihan Kirmizigul, who had gotten arrested while waiting for the bus because he allegedly attended a demonstration, was released on March 23, pending trial at the eighth hearing of his case. The evidence shown for his arrest had been the keffiyeh he had wrapped around his neck. Kirmizigul spent 25 months behind bars, and was unable to continue his studies because his request for permission to take his exams in the prison were declined by the prison management. He will now be tried without arrest.

To read the report on Bianet visit here. To watch the video that friends of Cihan had made shortly before he was released and to read the English subtitles through GIT North America, visit here.