28/09/2022 | Writer: Selma Koçak

Reheard Hande Buse Şeker case was postponed to December 12. The imprisonment of killer Volkan Hicret, is going on.

Hande Buse Şeker case was postponed to December 12 Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

Following the reversal of the judgment, the Hande Buse Şeker case was reheard. However, there is still no decision issued at the fourth trial of the case.

The killer Volkan Hicret was brought from prison for the trial heard at İzmir 4th Heavy Penal Court on September 19. The case, in which Kerem Dikmen and Mahmut Şeren, attorneys of Hande Buse Şeker, participated, was postponed to December 12, at 09.30, to overcome the deficiencies.

Hande Buse Şeker case

Volkan Hicret, who has been put on trial within the scope of Hande Buse Şeker, who was killed at her home by her police officer punter in 2019, and other mistreated trans women case, had been sentenced to 42 years beside life sentence at the final trial which was heard on November 26, 2021.

CLICK – Timesheet of Hande Buse Şeker case (in Turkish)

The judgement, which was passed by İzmir Regional Court 4th Criminal Department, was reversed upon the request of appeal by Young LGBTI+ Association regarding increasing of punishment. The court; didn’t accept the request about heavy life sentence for first degree murder however demanded increasing of punishment on the grounds of sexual assault, plundering and injury crimes and evaluated the involvement of Ministry of Family and Social Services is contrary to law.

CLICK – Attorneys evaluate Hande Buse Şeker case


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