Today’s Zaman reports:
A total of 13 suspects accused of acting with the Turkish hacker group redhack were acquitted by an Ankara court on Monday.
Murat Yılmaz, the head of the Ankara branch of the Contemporary Lawyers Association said while speaking to the media on the ruling, “The court ruling proved wrong the claim that the suspects hacked the websites of the Ankara Police Department and other state bodies.” The suspects were charged with being members of “Turkey’s first cyber terrorist organization,” and accused of providing digital support to leftist and separatist terrorist organizations.
In 2012, 10 people were detained for hacking the websites of the Ankara Police Department and the Kırıkkale Police Department, with seven of them subsequently being arrested arrested by court order. Three of the suspects stayed in prison for nine months, while the others were jailed for various periods of time. A prosecutor’s indictment had claimed that the suspects’ acts “weakened the state’s authority, hence, should be regarded as terrorism.” The prosecutor also claimed that the group was working toward establishing a communist order based on Marxist, Leninist and Maoist ideologies, providing technological support to radical leftist organizations and hacking the websites of state institutions.
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