Life imprisonment sought for Cilvegozu border gate blast suspects

At least 18 people, including three Turkish citizens, were killed and at least 24 were injured in a blast at the Turkish-Syrian border gate of Cilvegozu in a car bomb attack on Feb. 13.

Life imprisonment sought for Cilvegozu border gate blast suspects

World Bulletin/News Desk

Prosecutors have sought 61 aggravated life sentences for suspects who are believed to have been involved in the Cilvegozu border gate blast in which 18 people were killed in Reyhanlı, a border town in the southern Turkish province of Hatay, earlier this year.

At least 18 people, including three Turkish citizens, were killed and at least 24 were injured in a blast at the Turkish-Syrian border gate of Cilvegozu in a car bomb attack on Feb. 13.

Turkish security forces captured five main suspects, including four Syrian nationals, in the weeks that followed.

On Tuesday, prosecutors presented their 43-page indictment to the Adana 10th High Criminal Court, seeking aggravated life sentences for three major suspects on charges of targeting the territorial integrity and national security of the country.

In addition, suspects also faced charges of violating public security and order, damaging public order, mass murder and other related charges.

The court is expected to deliver its final verdict after examining the indictment and the presented evidence.

Last Mod: 07 Ağustos 2013, 10:47
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