Journalist Hakkı Boltan, who is among the 216 people for whom a detention warrant has been issued as part of an investigation launched by the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, was detained on May 29 at the police headquarters where he had gone to give his statement. Boltan was taken to Diyarbakır Courthouse in the morning after his procedures there. After his statement to the prosecutor’s office, Boltan was released by the Criminal Judgeship of Peace on the charge of “membership in a terrorist organization” (TCK 314) with judicial control measures (May 30).
On November 18, a decision of non-prosecution was issued for Hakkı Boltan. The decision stated that the elements of the crime had not been established and referred to “the right of individuals not to be stained” and “the right to a complete investigation and a single hearing”; it was stated that Boltan had “failed to obtain sufficient evidence … that he had established organic ties with the organization and that he had engaged in organizational activities in a way that would show continuity, diversity and intensity” (November 18).