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Ebru Timtik died after 238 days of hunger strike

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A Turkish lawyer who went on hunger strike for 238 days after being convicted last year of involvement in a terrorist organization has died at a hospital in Istanbul, according to her law firm.

The People’s Law Firm said on Twitter that Ebru Timtik was on hunger strike and demanded a fair trial and that her heart stopped beating early today.

We remind you that Aytaç .nsal and Ebru Timtik announced on April 5 (2020) that they turned the indefinite hunger strike into a hunger strike until death. The “People̵

7;s Lawyers”, who have been detained for about three years, were sentenced to a total of 159 years in prison, “as a result of the court decision which was authoritarian from beginning to end”, according to an information note published by “Laiko Advokatbyrå”. The two lawyers decided to go on hunger strike until their deaths to respond “to the trial full of authoritarianism, injustice and pressure they received”.

It should be noted that an appeal in the March 2019 judgment was rejected in October, while a further appeal awaits Turkey’s Supreme Court.

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