Press Freedom

Detention procedures of Turkish courts violate fair trial rights

22 January 2019

Comprehensive justice monitoring study by MLSA suggests that Turkish courts rely on detention measures excessively in freedom of speech trials; detainees are often not brought to court, or they are handcuffed unnecessarily

Turkish courts detain suspects when the only evidence against them is their written or spoken words, a justice monitoring study conducted by the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and the International Press Institute (IPI) in the second half of 2018 has found.

Last week in free speech: Week of Jan 7-11

12 January 2019

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:

Redhack trial adjourned until April

The trial of six journalists who are accused of terror and propaganda related charges for reporting on the emails of Turkey's former Minister of Energy and President Erdoğan's son-in-law Berat Albayrak, which were leaked by Turkish hacker group RedHack, was adjourned until April.