Berzan Güneş, Muş – Seda Taşkın, a reporter for Mesopotamia News Agency, has been sentenced to 7 years a 6 months imprisonment on ‘terror’ charges by Muş 2. High Criminal Court.
Journalists in Prison
- The first application of a Turkish journalist to the European Court of Human Rights was filed in collaboration with international lawyers.
News stories are the only evidence against the Kurdish journalist.
The application argues that there have been violations of his right to liberty, free-speech and a fair trial.
Gizem Edin, İstanbul – The appeal of three journalists sentenced to life in prison was rejected by İstanbul Regional Court 2. Chamber today. Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and Mehmet Altan will remain imprisoned and have 15 days to pursue a further appeal.
Four journalists, Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan, Fevzi Yazıcı and Nazlı Ilıcak, have appealed to the İstanbul Regional Court of Justice 2. Criminal Chamber against a lower court’s ruling finding them guilty of “attempting to overthrow the constitutional order”.
The defendants were found guilty of civic disruption over books and articles they published and statements they made on Can Erzincan TV. The prosecution requested that the appeal be dismissed on the grounds that their activities constitute “intangible threats” to the Turkish state.
Erhan Akbaş, Van – Two journalists, İdris Yılmaz and Erhan Akbaş, faced defamation charges at Erciş 2. Court of First Instance for publishing articles critical of the actions of the government-appointed mayor of Erciş Municipality.