Retired lecturer Professor Erol Manisali who was arrested under the Ergenekon probe, was released by court due to some health problems.
Manisali was detained during police operations on April 17. He was rushed to hospital after feeling ill in jail. He underwent surgery at Istanbul's Haseki Hospital.
The High Criminal Court on duty accepted a request by his lawyer and released him from prison.
Meanwhile, another arrestee, Professor Fatih Hilmioglu, former rector of the Inonu University, was also hospitalized after having facial palsy.
Manisali and Hilmioglu were detained during operations in April along with Professor Mehmet Haberal, rector of the Baskent University, and several other academicians under the Ergenekon probe.
The alleged criminal network that came to be known as "Ergenekon" was revealed after police seized 27 grenades, TNT explosives and fuses in a shanty house in Istanbul on June 12, 2007 and Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation into weapons. Police waged operations in several provinces and detained a number of people, including retired senior army officers, journalists and businessmen, for their alleged involvement in the network.
Eighty-six people already are on trial in the probe for allegedly being part of the Ergenekon while trial of 56 others will begin in June. They are accused of planning assassinations and bombings to sow chaos and overthrow the government.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Haziran 2009, 17:50