Osman Kavala still in prison for more than 260 days without an indictment… A judiciary roundup…

A photograph of rights advocate and businessperson Osman Kavala and his wife Prof. Dr. Ayşe Buğra Kavala has been published.

It has been stated that the photograph published on the website Free Osman Kavala was taken during the open visit on the occasion of Ramadan Feast on June 15-16.

Osman Kavala, who has been behind bars since November 1, 2017, has been tried on charges of “attempting to overthrow the government of the Republic of Turkey” and “attempting to eliminate the constitutional order.”

No indictment has been brought against Kavala yet.

A photograph of Osman Kavala, who has been behind bars since November 1, 2017, has been published. The photograph was taken during the open visit, when Osman Kavala met with his wife Prof. Dr. Ayşe Buğra Kavala.
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