MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Former managing editor of Özgür Gündem newspaper Reyhan Çapan – “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” and “printing or publishing the statements of terrorist organizations”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Reyhan Çapan
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
26/01/2021
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
Anti-Terror Law
Art. 7/2

With 18 indictments merged, a lawsuit was filed against Reyhan Çapan, the former managing editor of Özgür Gündem newspaper, on charges of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” and “printing or publishing the statements of terrorist organizations”. The first hearing has been adjourned until a later date as Çapan’s attorney had an excuse (January 26).