Another general arrested on charges of coup attempt released in Turkey

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Baku, Azerbaijan, March 11
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Another general arrested on charges of plotting a coup d'état in Turkey has been released, Turkish Anadolu agency reported on March 11.

Istanbul's 21st High Criminal Court has adopted a decision to release the previously arrested General, Khurshit Tolon.

On March 10, Istanbul authorities released 13 convicted on charges of plotting a coup in the country. Lawyer Kemal Kerinchsiz and a several servicemen are among them.

On March 7, the Istanbul Court for Grave Crimes made a decision to release former chief of Turkey's General Staff, Ilker Basbug.

Turkey's Constitutional Court expressed its attitude to the non-consideration of solicitation filed by Basbug's lawyer to the lower instance court for changing the restraint measure which envisages an arrest.

"Non-consideration of solicitation filed by the lawyer to the lower instance court is considered as a violation of personal freedom and the right to security," the court said.

On August 5, 2013 the Turkish court sentenced the 70-year-old former head of Turkey's General Staff, Ilker Basbug to life imprisonment under the case of the Ergenekon organisation's military coup attempt.

The court recognised the Ergenekon organisation which was involved in a military coup attempt in Turkey in 2006, as being a terrorist organisation.

Ilker Basbug and a number of senior Turkish servicemen were sentenced to life imprisonment.

General Basbug resigned in 2010.

Translated by L.Z.

Edited by S.M.

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