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Chief prosecutor and the attorneys of Terzi, kicked on a bus by Çakıroğlu for wearing shorts on the day of the aid, have objected to Çakıroğlu being released after first hearing and demanded a restraining order against the aggressor using public transportation.
Abdullah Çakıroğlu, the aggressor who kicked a Ayşegül Terzi on a bus for wearing shorts on the first day of Eid was released after the first hearing. Çakıroğlu in his defence had argued that the woman was wearing obscene clothes, had to cover herself and he was being haunted by evil spirits.
Both Chief prosecutor and the attorneys of Terz have objected to Çakıroğlu being released after the first hearing and demanded a restraining order against the aggressor using public transportation.
İstanbul Bar Association Women Rights Center, İzmir Bar Association, Union of Bar Associations of Turkey, independent MP Aylin Nazlıaka as well as many women attorneys and women rights activists attended the hearing.
Claiming that he had psychological problems and arguing that the attack might be related to these issues, Çakıroğlu continued assaulting Terzi in the courtroom saying that she was wearing obscene clothes and had to cover herself according to the Quran.
Ayşegül Terzi on the other hand said “I do not accept any of the accusations by the suspect.
And I do not approve of his attempt to justify his actions by religion. He lives very close to my house and I think that he might do this again. I am scared that he could repeat his action if he is released”.
The panel of judges has decided for Çakıroğlu’s release.
What had happened?
Terzi was attacked by a man named Abdullah Çakıroğlu on a bus on the first day of Eid. After the attack was reported in the media, Çakıroğlu was detained on charge of "wounding".
In his first testimony, Çakıroğlu said: "The shorts she wore were not appropriate. That's why I got angry and made that move".
"I undergo psychological treatment. I involuntarily kicked in an instant", said the aggressor. In response to journalists' questions, he said: "Everything is under control...There is no problem...I was attacked by vandals. 20 leftist terrorists attacked me. Everything happened in accordance with Islamic law".
Çakıroğlu was then sent to the prosecutor's office on the charge of "wounding," and the prosecutor released him on the grounds that such a crime did not necessitate an arrest.
When his release sparked public reactions, the prosecution issued a detention warrant again.
Çakıroğlu was detained on the charge of "inciting people to grudge and hostility". Çakıroğlu then was sent to the Criminal Judgeship of Peace on Duty for arrest and has been arrested.
In the indictment prepared by Anadolu Public Chief Executor Sadettin Ulusoy, Çakıroğlu is being charged with “inciting people to hatred and hostility” as well as “humiliation and defamation” demanding from 2 years and 3 months to 8 years in prison.
Arguing in his defence that Terzi was wearing obscene clothes, had to cover herself and he was being haunted by evil spirits, Çakıroğlu was released after the first hearing. (ÇT/DG)
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