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Orhan Inandi sentenced to 21 years in prison in Turkey

The Supreme Criminal Court of Ankara sentenced Orhan Inandi, director of Sapat International Educational Institution, to 21 years in prison. Turkish media report.

According to them, the court announced the verdict, according to which Orhan Inandi was found guilty of «heading an armed terrorist organization.»

Orhan Inandi, president of Sapat International Educational Institution, went missing on May 31, 2021. It turned out later that he was kidnapped. On July 5, 2021, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on the air of the state TV channel TRT Haber that Orhan Inandi, one of the so-called top leaders of FETO, had been captured and taken to Turkey.

On July 6, the President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov said in an interview that the government would demand Inandi’s prompt return to Kyrgyzstan. The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Kyrgyzstan submitted a diplomatic note to the Turkish Ambassador, asking Turkey to return Inandi to Kyrgyzstan. The Main Internal Affairs Department of Bishkek reported that Orhan Inandi, director of Sapat, has dual citizenship.

By the decision of the Ankara court, Orhan Inandi was taken into custody. In court, he told that he was tortured at the police station. The Prosecutor General’s Office asked to sentence Orhan Inandi to 22 years and six months in prison.