I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it. (Voltaire 1694 1778)
Lawsuit against journalists over sharing news on social media
HaberTürk Newspaper writer Nagehan Alçı, former Sabah Newspaper writer Rasim Ozan Kütahyalı and Korkusuz Newspaper writer Ümit Zileli were sentenced to imprisonment due to stating, “There was torture at Diyarbakır Prison between the years 1980 and 1983 under the administration of Esat Oktay Yıldıran.
The Constitutional Court (AYM) considered the verdict of acquittal issued for the police officer, indicated to have beaten a restaurant owner due to playing a song in Kurdish, a right violation.
Former People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Şırnak MP Ferhat Encü was convicted in another file after losing his seat at the Parliament on February 6th following the definitive imprisonment sentence against him.
The reasoned decisions were announced regarding the imprisonment sentences issued against Cumhuriyet newspaper writers and executives due to ‘aiding an illegal organization.’
Diyarbakır Kulp Co-Mayor Sadiye Süer Baran was sentenced to 2 years and six months of imprisonment due to ‘insulting the President.’