A woman who killed her abusive husband after being raped and tortured by him is now going through life in prison after prosecutors mentioned her actions weren’t self-defence.
Turkish woman Melek Ipek, 31, shot and killed her husband Ramazan Ipek, 36, after he beat and raped her whereas threatening to kill her and their two youngsters, 9 and 7, in line with native media.
Melek was repeatedly tortured by her husband throughout the course of their 12-year marriage and threatened with dying if she dared report him to the police, so she by no means did.
Throughout her testimony, Melek mentioned her abusive husband instructed her: “A safety order is not going to prevent, I’ll testify towards you and even when they lock me up, I’ll kill you and the kids when I’m launched. When I’ve killed you, I’ll mince your our bodies and feed you to the canines in order that nobody even is aware of you might be lifeless.”
On the night time of the incident, Ramazan reportedly beat her so unhealthy that she mentioned she was actually afraid for her and her youngsters’s life.
He then handcuffed her in a fetal place, raped her, and lower her a number of occasions with a machete, earlier than heading out and threatening as soon as once more to kill her when he got here again, in line with native media.
As soon as she was left alone, Melek managed to pay money for his rifle and pointed it at her husband when he appeared on the door.
‘I didn’t need him to die, regardless of every little thing, however I had no selection.’
Refusing to take heed to Melek, who instructed him to remain again, he moved in the direction of her which is when she fired the rifle.
After the incident, Melek was positioned in custody because the investigation unfolded.
She mentioned: “I didn’t need him to die, regardless of every little thing, however I had no selection. If he didn’t die then my two daughters and I’d have been killed.”
However an indictment bearing the signature of Public Prosecutor Haki Celiker, confirmed life imprisonment was being sought for the deliberate homicide of the defendant’s husband.
The prosecutor acknowledged that the incident was not self-defence.
In the meantime, a petition has additionally been organised on Change.org with many becoming a member of on-line campaigns to free the defendant so she will proceed to care for her traumatised daughters.
At present, 42,000 have signed the petition, which is simply 8,000 wanting the 50,000 signatures objective.