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Convicted as student, half of life spent in jail: İlhan Çomak seeks justice in delayed retrial

İlhan Çomak was sentenced to death in 2000 by the infamous State Security Court run by military judges before the ruling was commuted to life imprisonment on the grounds of good behavior.

İlhan Çomak was arrested in 1994 while studying at university for involvement in Kurdish student groups. Twenty years on, Çomak has now spent half of his life behind bars as a living reminder of the theater that masqueraded as Turkish justice in the dark days of the 1990s, particularly in ...

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