Emrah Tüncer, İstanbul – The mass hearing of 29 students from Boğaziçi University over a protest criticizing Turkish foreign policy which they organized on March 19 2018 was held today at İstanbul 32. High Criminal Court.
Sevda Aydın, İzmir - Artı Gerçek writer and poet Fadıl Öztürk was given a suspended sentence of 1 year and 5 months imprisonment on terrorism charges at İzmir 2. High Criminal Court today. Öztürk will not serve prison time unless he is convicted on new criminal charges within five years.
Sevda Aydın, İzmir – A mass hearing of 25 defendants, including activist and documentary-maker Kazım Kızıl, was held at İzmir 33. Court of First Instance today. The 25 defendants face charges of 'insulting the president' and 'defying the law of assembly and demonstration'.
Only Kazım Kızıl and Baran Ateş were able to attend the hearing in person. Many defendants had spent three months in pre-trial detention until they were released temporarily at the first hearing.
Matthew Caruana Galizia, Özge Mumcu, Dicle Anter and Meryem Göktepe came together at the Unsolved: Fighting impunity in journalist murders panel to share their own experiences and how all of it relates to our societies' right to freedom of expression and right to information.
The Turkish Interior Ministry on 26 February announced that a total of 845 individuals have so far been detained by police for expressing online criticism for Turkey's military operation in the north of Syria.
This marks a further increase from the figure of 786, which the ministry announced the previous week.The ministry didn't specify how many of those detentions had turned into formal arrests and imprisonment.