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Court says pop singer Seki bought, sold illegal substances

26 June 2012, Tuesday /TODAY’S ZAMAN
The İstanbul 9th High Criminal Court on Tuesday released a reasoned decision handing a six-year, three-month prison sentence to pop singer Deniz Seki for dealing drugs.

The court’s initial decision had been announced on May 22. However, Seki’s lawyers immediately appealed the decision. According to the court’s reasoned decision, the famous pop singer contacted a drug dealer, codenamed Hüsnü, numerous times in order to buy illegal substances for personal use and to sell to friends. The famous singer was jailed for 10 months in 2009 on similar charges. Later in 2010, police recorded Seki’s telephone conversations based on the suspicion that she had once again begun selling drugs. Recordings of her telephone conversations revealed that Seki was in contact with Sinan Yüksel, who is among 19 suspects being tried in a separate trial for drug possession with the intent to sell.

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