Bav Members – Including Mr. Adnan Oktar – Were Acquitted Of Organized Criminal Enterprise Charges By A Decision Of The Istanbul 2nd Criminal Court Of Second Instance
The Istanbul 2nd Criminal Court of Second Instance decision No. 2007/7 acquitted BAV members of organized criminal enterprise charges. The court, which listed the evidence documenting the false nature of this claim, determined there was no organized crime involved in the BAV case in these words:
“According to defendants’ defenses, defense witness and expert testimony and statements given by complainants and witnesses during proceedings of file No. 2004/337 and ACCORDING TO EVIDENCE INDICATED ON A SEPARATE BASIS IN THE ABOVE EVIDENCE SECTION, it is decided that THERE IS NO CONVINCING AND DEFINITIVE PROOF SUFFICIENT TO CONVICT the defendants of ESTABLISHING AN ENTERPRISE FOR CRIMINAL PURPOSES or COMMITTING THE CRIME THEY ARE ACCUSED OF as regards the charge that they are managers or members of this organization, and for that reason, it has been concluded that these CHARGES ARE UNPROVED and that the defendants should be ACQUITTED of this charge too…”
The evidence set out in the Istanbul 2nd Criminal Court of Second Instance reasoned decision No. 2007/7 are the same as that in the case in which Adnan Oktar and the other BAV members are tried. One single defense was made on the basis of the common evidence in both courts. No different evidence was submitted. On the basis of the common evidence submitted by all defendants THE COURT DECIDED THAT NO CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE WAS ESTABLISHED AND THE DEFENDANTS ARE DULY ACQUITTED.