Uncategorized Turkish court accepts indictments in Ozgecan Aslan case

Turkish court accepts indictments in Ozgecan Aslan case

Ozgecan Aslan
Twenty-year-old university student Ozgecan Aslan was attacked and killed while resisting a sexual assault in a minibus in Mersin on Feb. 13 earlier this year.

(AA) – Three men detained in connection with the killing of a young woman in southern Turkey in Feb. will stand trial on charges of murder and hiding evidence, said a Turkish court on Tuesday.

The Tarsus First High Criminal Court accepted the indictments against defendants Ahmet Suphi Altindoken, 26, his father Necmettin Altindoken, 50, and Fatih Gokce, 20.

The indictments call for aggravated life imprisonment for the suspects if found guilty; the sentence carries 30 years imprisonment.

Twenty-year-old university student Ozgecan Aslan was attacked and killed while resisting a sexual assault in a minibus in Mersin on Feb. 13 earlier this year.

Her charred body was found after she went missing for two days.

Although three arrests were made, the case of the murdered student has rocked Turkey, sparking a national debate on violence against women.

The trial will begin in the coming days

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