Turkey releases 15,000 inmates after new law

With the amendment, prison inmates that were given a six month sentence in a minimum security jail may not have to serve the full six months.

Turkey releases 15,000 inmates after new law

World Bulletin / News Desk

80 inmates staying at the open prisons of Bursa and Gemlik were released on Thursday for good behaviour.

An arrangement in the Turkish Criminal Laws made the releases possible.

President Abdullah Gül approved amendment of Article 250 of the Code on Criminal Procedure (CMK) on Wednesday evening.

With the amendment, prison inmates that were given a six month sentence in a minimum security jail may not have to serve the full six months. The amendment also removes the ban on the right to defense in mother tongue in courtrooms, and is also paving the way for the release of some 400 ailing inmates who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

As part of the arrangement, a total of 15,000 inmates will be released from Turkish prisons.

Last Mod: 02 Şubat 2013, 09:22
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Yunus
Yunus - 6 yıl Before

It is about time Turkey come forward in thinking for the countries future rather then working back to front.In most cases many criminals who are locked up in Turkish prison are genuinely good people who are in wrong place at wrong time but need a second chance in life I say Hurray and Bravo to Turkish Governmnet in taking another positive step forward for man kind.