Gelir, Ankara bureau chief for the now banned weekly socialist magazine Mucadele, was detained on April 16, 1994. He was formally arrested and imprisoned 10 days later on the charge of belonging to an illegal organization.
The Ministry of Justice informed CPJ that Gelir was charged and convicted under Article 168/2 of the Penal Code and Article 5 of the Anti-Terror Law 3713 and sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Ankara State Security Court for being a member of the armed, illegal leftist organization Devrimci Sol (also known as Dev Sol). Court records, however, indicate that he was sentenced to 12 years and six months. At the end of 2002, Gelir was being held in Sincan F-type Prison.