Turkish court releases female ISIS suspect
A Turkish court has ordered the release pending trial of the wife of an Islamic State (ISIS) fighter, suspected of links to ISIS attack killing 54 people, including 22 children at a Kurdish wedding on Aug. 2016 in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, the Russian news agency Sputnik said on late Monday.
Fadile Cebael, wife of an Islamic State leader to Gaziantep Mehmet Kadir Cebael who exploded himself during a police raid, has been released due to her health problems.
At least 54 people were killed and dozens more injured by the attack planned by Kadir Cebael, and the attack was carried out by a 22-year-old. At least 22 of the victims were under the age of 14, a government official said.
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Gaziantep deputy asked on Monday Turkey's Minister of Justice how many ISIS suspects were released due to health problems and why none of the ill prisoners other than ISIS suspects has been released.
There are currently 841 prisoners who need urgent medical treatment but denied that across prisons in Turkey. The issue is of vital importance given the worsening situation of hundreds of prisoners, some of whom are cancer patients and others suffer extreme health problems.
According to Institute Of Forensic Medicine (ATK) reports, there are at least 841 patients whose health are at a critical level and require urgent treatment. They must be released from prison, the report strongly recommends.
The release of several ISIS prisoners due to health conditions ignited a public storm among the media critiques and it brought into question privileged treatment of some prisoners.