Twenty-eight more FETO suspects convicted to life imprisonement

Twenty-eight more FETO suspects convicted to life imprisonement

Another 28 persons were convicted this Thursday to life imprisonment by a criminal high court in the Turkish capital Ankara, due to their connection with the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).

A judicial source said that "the convicts were said to be involved in a bid to take over the Turk Telekom building during 2016 defeated coup.

Thirteen of the convicts were handed down aggravated life sentences each for 'an attempt to destroy the constitutional order', the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said", Anadolu reads.

According to the same source, 15 others were given life sentences, too.

The source added that, "They were also given a total of 1,519-year jail term for 'deprivation of people's freedom'".

According to the Turkish government, the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen are behind the attempted coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people dead and nearly 2,200 injured.../IBNA

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