Coronavirus: Turkey to pass law to release 100,000 prisoners

The legal amendment will halve the sentence issued to inmates, except for terror, narcotics and sex offenders 

Human Rights Watch Turkey director Emma Sinclair-Webb, however, criticised the proposed law for excluding terror inmates from what some call “partial pardon”. 

“But exempting terror inmates [is] highly problematic in the Turkish context: many inmates face sham trials, shouldn’t be in jail, including older and sick people,” she wrote on Twitter on Friday.