Mother of twins sent to jail as terror conviction for selling books upheld by supreme court

Mülkiye Demir and her twin babies..

Mülkiye Demir Kılınç, a 32-year-old mother of twin babies was put under arrest after the Court of Appeals upheld her conviction on terror charges.

Detained along with her twin babies on the road to the western province of Aydın on Aug 6, Kılınç was sent to jail.

Sentenced to 2 years and one month in jail, Kılınç was found guilty of aiding the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) by selling books at a bookstore in the Mesopotamia Culture Centre (MKM) in Istanbul, in 2011.

More than 17,000 women in Turkey, many with small children, have been jailed in an unprecedented crackdown and subjected to torture and ill-treatment in detention centers and prisons as part of the government’s systematic campaign of intimidation and persecution of critics and opponents, a report titled “Jailing Women In Turkey: Systematic Campaign of Persecution and Fear released in April by SCF has revealed. (SCF with

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