Journalists in Prison

MLSA, MLDI take jailed journalist Sayılgan’s case to ECtHR

9 October 2018
  • First journalist application from Turkey filed in collaboration with international lawyers
  • News stories with by-line are the only evidence against the Kurdish journalist
  • Application argues violations of right to liberty, free-speech, fair-trial rights 


Court rejects appeal application of Altan brothers and Nazlı Ilıcak

2 October 2018

Gizem Edin, İstanbul - Appeal hearing of journalists Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and Mehmet Altan who were sentenced to life in prison, was held at İstanbul Regional Court 2. Chamber. Court rejected their appeal application and ruled for the continuation of their detention. The decision of the court can be appealed within 15 days.

Case of Altan brothers and Ilıcak is brought before the appeal court

21 September 2018

Journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak's case in which they were sentenced to aggravated life in prison, has been brought before the appeal court. First hearing was held in İstanbul Regional Court of Justice 2. Criminal Chamber, where the Prosecutor Mustafa Öztürk submitted his final opinion requesting the approval of the sentence of all defendants on the grounds that their writings and speeches constituted “intangible threats”.