Last week in free speech

27 December 2018
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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 releases journalist Şirin Kabakçı

The now-shuttered Zaman newspaper Konya correspondent Şirin Kabakçı was released from prison after spending 20 months in detention.

https://medyavehukuk.org/en/court-releases-journalist-sirin-kabakci

Prosecutor requests punishment of journalist Kobulan

First hearing of MA reporter Yasin Kobulan, charged with ‘spreading terrorist propaganda’ was held today. Prosecutor requested the punishment of Kobulan, court adjourned the hearing until 8 March.

https://medyavehukuk.org/en/prosecutor-requests-punishment-journalist-kobulan