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Deniz Yücel – trial for “degrading the State of the Republic of Turkey, its government, judicial bodies and the security organization of the state”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Deniz Yücel
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
12/05/2021
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Print Media
Newspaper
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
Turkish Penal Code
Art. 301

The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office indicted Die Welt correspondent Deniz Yücel on charge of “degrading the State of the Republic of Turkey, its government, judicial bodies and the security organization of the state”. The indictment has been accepted by the İstanbul Criminal Court of First Instance; the first hearing of the trial will be held on July 1, 2021 (May 12).