- Ingrid Torjesen
Two doctors who gave first aid to people injured during the Gezi Park demonstrations in Istanbul in 2013 have been given a 10 month prison sentence by a Turkish court.
The convictions of Yasemin Erenç and Sercan Yüksel for “denigrating a mosque” while delivering healthcare services have been condemned by human rights organisations and the World Medical Association. The doctors are currently not in prison and are expected to appeal the sentences.
The charges against them were brought in an action against 255 people caught up in the 2013 Gezi Park protests. The protests began in late May 2013 against plans to build a shopping centre on the central park, one of the few green spaces left in the …