MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Eren Keskin was acquitted of Article 301
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Eren Keskin
CITY
İstanbul
LAST UPDATED
02/05/2024
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Other
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Editor / Editor-In-Chief
RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Right to Impart Information and Ideas
TYPE OF INTERFERENCE
Judicial Interference
Criminal Courts
Decision of acquittal

The third hearing in the trial of Human Rights Association (İHD) Co-Chair Eren Keskin and member of İHD’s Commission Against Racism and Discrimination Güllistan Yarkın on the charge of “denigrating the Turkish nation, the state of the Republic of Turkey, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the government of the Republic of Turkey and the judicial organs of the state” (article 301) was held at the İstanbul 51st Criminal Court of First Instance. Keskin and Yarkın were on trial over a commemoration event held by the İHD in 2021, on 24 April, which is considered the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

The prosecutor repeated their final opinion on the case presented at the second hearing on 26 March 2024 and requested sentencing for Keskin and Yarkın for the impugned crime (2nd May).