Man sentenced to three years in jail for kicking woman on Istanbul bus ‘for wearing shorts’
An Istanbul court on Sept. 7 sentenced Abdullah Çakıroğlu, who was caught on camera kicking a young woman for wearing “inappropriate clothes” on a public bus, to three years and ten months in prison, Hurriyet Daily News reports.
Çakıroğlu kicked Terzi, a nurse, in the face on Sept. 12, 2016 on a public bus in Istanbul.
After the incident Terzi filed a criminal complaint against Çakıroğlu and he was arrested by police. A court then ruled to release him but upon public outrage over his release he was arrested again and stood in the dock for the initial hearing that took place at an Istanbul court on Oct. 26, 2016. The court then adjourned the trial while again ordering Çakıroğlu’s conditional release.