Turkey: the Case of Young Doctors Helping Injured Citizens during Gezi Park Protests: 'Mosque Case'

A criminal lawsuit was brought against Dr Erenç Dokudan and Dr Sercan Yüksel for their first aid services to citizens injured as a result of unlawful and violent intervention of the police during “Gezi Park” protests in İstanbul.

A criminal lawsuit was brought against Dr Erenç Dokudan and Dr Sercan Yüksel for their first aid services to citizens injured as a result of unlawful and violent intervention of the police during “Gezi Park” protests in İstanbul.  The two doctors are charged for “protecting perpetrators by extending them first aid” and “damaging a temple while doing this”.

The indictment considers everyone, whether participated in protests or not, who took shelter in Bezmi Alem Valide Sultan Mosque in Beşiktaş-Dolmabahçe as “perpetrator”. Thus, two doctors who medically helped people in the mosque are charged for “protecting perpetrators” and “dirtying and damaging the temple.”

read more at: http://www.ttb.org.tr/en/index.php/tuem-haberler-blog/179-ttb/1253-gezi