Prosecutor seeks up to 50 years for ex-police chief

Avcı, who was arrested in 2010 on charges of aiding and abetting a terrorist organization, is a major suspect in the case.

Prosecutor seeks up to 50 years for ex-police chief

World Bulletin / News Desk

A public prosecutor is seeking up to 49 years and six months of prison time for former Police Chief Hanefi Avcı, who is accused of aiding and abetting leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters.

The prosecutor in the case announced his final opinion on Tuesday, asking the court to sentence Avcı to a minimum two years and nine months and a maximum 49 years and six months of imprisonment.

Avcı, who was arrested in 2010 on charges of aiding and abetting a terrorist organization, is a major suspect in the case.

The case indictment suggests that the Revolutionary Headquarters is part of Ergenekon, a clandestine criminal network charged with plotting to overthrow the government.

Avcı and 56 other suspects in the case stand accused of links to a shootout between police and three Revolutionary Headquarters members at an apartment building in İstanbul in April 2009. The shootout left three dead and eight wounded. Police officer Semih Balaban, civilian Mazlum Şeker and alleged Orhan Yılmazkaya were all killed in the clash.

 

Last Mod: 04 Şubat 2013, 17:06
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