MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Reyhan Çapan – trial for “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
27/09/2022
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).

At the hearing held at the İstanbul 2nd High Criminal Court on June 3, 2021, the court board ruled that the execution of the warrants issued against defendants Bülent Toraman, Cimşit Atılgan and Nebahat Akman should be awaited. The next hearing will be held on November 30 (June 3).

At the hearing held on November 30, 2021, the court board ruled that the execution of the warrants should be awaited. The next hearing will be held on March 16, 2022 (November 30).

At the hearing held on September 27, 2022, Çapan and her lawyers were not present in the courtroom by offering an excuse; the hearing was held on the file. The next hearing will be held on February 7, 2023 (September 23).