February 15, 2010
Local prosecutors are seeking life in prison for the father and grandfather of 16 y/o, MEDINE MEMI, who was buried alive fully conscious. [background] Her father AYHAN MEMI, 40, and grandfather FETHI MEMI, 65, have refused to talk to since they were arrested in December after MEDINE was found.
Turkey’s English paper Harriyet:
The judicial source said they would likely face a charge of “premeditated homicide with aggravating circumstances, perpetrated with cruelty” being drawn up by prosecutors.
Conviction = life in prison.
What I haven’t seen anywhere is whether they were actually charged. The mother was initially rounded up – she never reported MEDINE missing – but she was let go. There are either 8 or 9 siblings.
Turks would like the West to know that the murderers aren’t Turks – they are Kurds.
Organization to help women in Turkey: http://www.kamer.org.tr/eng/