Upcoming Trials

Journalism and free speech trials: Week of Dec 3-7

2 December 2018
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This week several journalists will appear before judges. Below is a list of this week’s journalism and free speech trials:

December 3, Monday

  • Gün Printing House employees will be on trial at 09:30 at İstanbul 26. High Criminal Court on ‘membership in a terrorist organization’, ‘terrorist propaganda’ and ‘publishing and distributing materials of a terrorist organization’ charges.

Journalism and free speech trials: Week of Nov 12-16

11 November 2018
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This week several journalists will appear before judges. Below is a list of this week’s journalism and free speech trials:

November 13, Tuesday

  • In 2017, Wall Street Journal reporter Ayla Albayrak was sentenced to two years in prison ‘in absentia’, charged with ‘terrorist propaganda’ because of an article she wrote in 2015. Albayrak had appealed this sentence, now her case is brought before the Gaziantep Regional Court.

Journalism and free speech trials: Week of Nov 5-9

4 November 2018
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This week several journalists will appear before judges. Below is a list of this week’s journalism and free speech trials:

 

November 7, Wednesday

  • Sözcü Trial: Hearing of Buray Abay, Gökmen Ulu, Mediha Olgun and Yonca Yücekaleli will be held at 09:50 AM at İstanbul 37. High Criminal Court. Journalists are charged with ‘founding and leading a terrorist organization’, ‘terrorist propaganda’ and ‘committing a crime on behalf of a terrorist organization whilst not being a member’.