Stage Actor Masatçı Released After Five Months in Jail

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Stage actor Nazlı Masatçı staged a play on the street in support of conscientious objector İnan Ünver, who was arrested at the time, in 2010 in the western province of İzmir.

Nine years later, after the 1 year and 6 months of a prison sentence for “alienating the people from military service” was approved, she was sent to İzmir Women’s Prison in 2019.

Masatçı staging her play while people hold a banner that reads, “Freedom to conscientous objector Sinan Ünver!”

Masatçı was released last night (June 26) on the condition of judicial control, her brother Orçun Masatçı announced on social media.

“We can all get through difficult times. Happily, we strongly got over hard days with your support. Thank you, dear people.

“Thanks for the solidarity of people who liked our posts, supported us, helped make our voice loud, broke concrete walls with their letters, thanks to everyone who reads these lines.” (EMK/VK)