MLSA’s Legal Unit filed a Constitutional Court application on behalf of jailed journalist Uğur Yılmaz, requesting the release of their client who has been imprisoned for over 16 months, stating that Yılmaz’s detention is in violation of his “right to liberty and security” and “freedom of expression.”
Journalists in Prison
A Kurdish journalist application given priority for the first time by the European Court
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has said it will conduct a priority review of an application filed by journalist İdris Sayılğan, defended by the lawyer team of the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA).
Writers’ group organizes solidarity campaign for jailed Kurdish journalist
PEN International has launched a solidarity campaign for journalist Nedim Türfent, who was convicted on terror charges in late 2017 after publishing a video that embarrassed state security forces.
The organization, which supports writers from all over the world, included a poem written by the journalist in his prison cell.
İstanbul, Turkey - The case of detained journalist Ziya Ataman could be going to the Constitutional Court now that the Legal Unit of the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) has applied to the Court requesting his release.
An appeal by 26 journalists was rejected on October 22 by İstanbul Regional Court 2nd Criminal Chamber. Some have been completed their prison sentence, but others – including Oğuz Usluer, a former Habertürk Coordinator who was represented by the Legal Unit of the Media and Law Studies Association, remain imprisoned.