Last week in free speech

10 November 2018

Several journalism and free speech trials were held last week. Below is a list of the hearings monitored by Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) last week:

Court upholds Taner Kılıç’s travel ban

Sixth hearing of human rights defenders who are charged with “committing a crime on behalf of a terrorist organization whilst not being a member” and “membership in a terrorist organization” was held at İstanbul 35. High Criminal Court. The court upheld Amnesty Turkey Honorary Chair Taner Kılıç’s ban on leaving the country and adjourned the hearing until 21 March.

Sözcü newspaper trial adjourned until March

Hearing of Sözcü newspaper reporter Gökmen Ulu, former website manager Mediha Olgun, fiscal manager Yonca Yücekaleli and owner Burak Akbay in which defendants are charged with ‘aiding and abetting a terrorist organization’, was held today. The case file was sent to the prosecution office for the preparing of the final opinion, hearing was adjourned until 12 March 2019.