Lawyer activist dies on 238th day of hunger strike demanding fair trial

Lawyer activist dies on 238th day of hunger strike demanding fair trial

- Ebru Timtik was sentenced for 13 years and six months in 2019 together with her friend for belonging to an alleged criminal organisation

- They appealed the judgment but the appellate court upheld the lower court's decision in October 2019 prompting them to move to the apex court

- Ebru went on a hunger strike and her condition deteriorated to an extent that she could only sip water from a syringe.

- At the time of her passing on, she was weighing 30 kilogrammes according to her friends and colleagues

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A civil rights activist who had been sentenced for 13 years for belonging to an alleged criminal organisation has died in a hospital in Turkey.

Ebru Timtik was in 2019 handed the hefty jail term together with her friend Aytac Unsal after which she went on a hunger strike to demand for a fair trial and justice.

According to Asian News, she was member of the Contemporary Lawyers' Association which heavily criticised the government and was thought to be working with the opposition.

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The two lawyers' attempts to appeal the judgement did not bear any fruit after the appellate court upheld the lower court's decision in October 2019.

The duo through their advocates moved to the Supreme Court to further challenge the ruling, the judgement was expected to be out in the coming weeks.

The People's Law Bureau announced her death which occurred at the wee hours of the morning of Thursday, August 27.

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The bureau said her pulse stopped when doctors attending to her at Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital in Instanbul were doing cardiac massage.

Ebru's condition had deteriorated lately to an extent that she could only sip water from a syringe and was weighing 30 kilogrammes at the time of her death.

The death sparked outrage and protests from civil rights groups and anti-government forces

In another report by YEN.com.gh, John Atteh, a 76-year-old resident of Dunkwao Kyekyewere, in the Central Region has miraculously come back to life after he was pronounced dead by doctors.

According to official reports from the Church of Pentecost and TV3, the aged man had spent four days at the Kyekyewere Government Hospital morgue in the Central Region before coming back to life.

Atteh's son, Deacon Joseph Mensah, who is a member of The Church of Pentecost, Bethlehem District in the Ashaiman Area, led a prayer that saw his dad jump back to life.

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