MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Hacı Boğatekin on trial for “praising crime and criminals”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Hacı Boğatekin
CITY
Adıyaman
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2020
LAST UPDATED
03/11/2020
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Social Media Account
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
The Owner (Person) of the Media Outlet
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
Turkish Penal Code
Art. 215

A lawsuit has been filed against Hacı Boğatekin, an executive of Adıyaman Gerger Fırat newspaper, on charge of “praising the criminal” on the grounds that he called on the government to compromise with Abdullah Öcalan in his Facebook posts in 2015-2016. The first hearing will be held at the Adıyaman 2nd High Criminal Court on November 26, 2020 (November 3).