Turkish prosecutors charge 250 in Gezi Park protests

Turkish prosecutors charge 250 in Gezi Park protests
# 10 December 2013 17:16 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Turkish public prosecutors charged 255 people, including seven foreigners, for their involvement in the Gezi Park protests against the ruling government in Mid-2013, according to a report here on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The semi-official Anatolia news agency reported that those indicted faced charges including taking part in illegal demonstrations, causing interruption in public services, damaging public properties and soiling a place of worship.

Meanwhile, the Istanbul Public Prosecutor's Office said in a statement that 308 people were indicted while 36 investigations were still underway upon accusations against some protesters of " being members of terrorist groups" and "attempting to prevent the government from doing its job."

Anatolia's report said that most of the indicted will be tried by the 55th Criminal Court of First Instance, while accusations against 10 suspects were dropped due to the lack of evidence.

Four people were killed and hundreds of others were injured during the nationwide protests which started as a peaceful demonstration on May 30 against a redevelopment plan of Istanbul's Gezi Park.

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