MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Detention of Evrensel newspaper columnist Ayşen Şahin
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Ayşen Şahin
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
08/02/2021
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Social Media Account
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
Public Prosecution Offices
Taking into custody
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Turkish Penal Code
Art. 216/1

Ayşen Şahin, a columnist for Evrensel newspaper, was taken into custody during an online meeting in the evening hours on February 8, 2021. While her social media messages were cited as the reason for her detention, Şahin was charged with “provoking the public to hatred and hostility” as per the Article 216 of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK).

Şahin was released after giving her statement (February 8).