Turkish prosecutors demanded 3.6 thousand life terms for Gulen

Fethullah Gulen

Turkish prosecutors demanded to sentence living in the United States the opposition of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen to 3623 life terms for the totality of the cases filed against him. On Monday, may 8, according to Hürriet Daily News.

In addition, according to the publication, representatives of the public prosecution intend to seek an additional sentence in the form 2923 years in prison and a fine equivalent to 2.2 million days of imprisonment.

Ankara accuses Gulen, living in the United States since 1999, organizing a coup attempt made on 15 July 2016. The preacher himself insists on his innocence to these events.

As a result of the coup killed 230 people, 2.1 thousand were injured. After these events, the country held mass purges in government, the security services, courts, army, educational institutions.

Police raids in the provinces of the country still continue, and are accompanied by large arrests. In early April it was reported that the number of detainees after the coup attempt reached 113 thousand people.