MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Cihan Ölmez – trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Cihan Ölmez
CITY
Diyarbakır
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
13/04/2021
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Internet News Portal
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Journalist
RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Right to Impart Information and Ideas
TYPE OF INTERFERENCE
Judicial Interference
Criminal Courts
Approval of the indictment and initiating the prosecution
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Anti-Terror Law
Art. 7/2

Launching an investigation based on “anonymous witness statements” in October 2020, the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office indicted journalist Cihan Ölmez, who had been detained with 151 others. While Ölmez was in Şırnak province during the curfews and conflicts in Şırnak’s Cizre in 2015 and 2016, he is facing charges for having posted his statements to the press on social media. The Prosecutor’s Office indicted Ölmez for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” and the indictment has been accepted by the Diyarbakır 5th High Criminal Court (April 13).