80-year-old Kurdish man dies of heart attack during trial

İbrahim Akbaba, an 80-year-old Kurdish man, died of a heart attack on Saturday in Edirne F Type Prison.

Akbaba, a Kurdish citizen who was accused by Turkish prosecutors of membership in a terrorist organization, attended his first hearing via teleconference from the prison on Saturday morning.

He went into cardiac arrest during the hearing, according to human rights activist and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu.

“80-year old arrestee İbrahim Akbaba died of a heart attack during a hearing he attended via teleconference. May he rest in peace. He will be laid to rest in Mardin’s Kızıltepe district,” Gergerlioğlu tweeted.


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