the bureau of the attorney general in the capital Ankara denies media reports that O.Ç., a Belgian-Turkish citizen sentenced of killing four peoplewas released shortly after being sent back to Turkey to serve his sentence prison term.
Case of O.C. made headlines this week after media reports says the convict, sentenced to life in Belgium over murders of four women including his wife and sister in the city of Ghent in 2004, was released from a Turk prison in 2020. C. was transferred to Turkey at his request to serve the rest of his prison term. His prison term has begun in 2009 and he requested the return to Turkey in 2013.
Publish a statement on Tuesday night outcry on social media on alleged early release for C., the prosecutor office says he has served his sentence in line with turkish and international laws.
The press release indicates that the convict was the subject of a new trial by the Fifth High Criminal Court in the capital Ankara, a common procedure for such cases, and was sentenced to four cases of life imprisonment and less prison terms for his other crimes, including setting danger public safety and theft, in 2012. “Based on regulations that say the phrase for a convict cannot exceed one example of prison term in the country to which he was transferred, O.Ç. was sentenced to life. He would be released from prison in 2015 if he served his sentence there. O.C. enjoys judicial review in November 10, 2019 and he was released on speech on November 10, 2020,” the statement read. “Execution of sentence matched with international and national legal procedures”, it added.
O.C. had begun son crime party in Ghent on November 11, 2004, shooting son 25-year-old wife and pregnant sister first in their home. He then goes to Aalst, killing son ex-wife and mother-in-the law and injuring a Belgian. He took a driver hostage after hijacking her car while he was traveling back in Ghent and shot a man he believed was having an affair with his wife. The killings were “the honor killingaccording to the convict.