MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
İdris Yayla – trial for “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
İdris Yayla
CITY
Batman
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
02/06/2022
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Internet News Portal
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
Other Laws

28 people, including journalist İdris Yayla and Democratic Regions Party (DBP) former Co-Chair Sebahat Tuncel, stand trial at the Batman 1st Criminal Court of First Instance on the grounds that “they violated the Law no. 2911 on Meetings and Demonstrations” by attending the protests against the trustee appointments in Batman province in 2016.

At the seventh hearing of the case held on November 11, 2021, the court board ruled that the execution of the warrants against some defendants should be awaited. The next hearing will be held on February 8, 2022 (November 11).

At the hearing held on February 8, 2022, the court board ruled that the expert report should be awaited. The next hearing will be held on June 2 (February 8).

At the hearing held on June 2, the court decided to notify the lawyers of the defendants of the expert report in the case file and to wait for the execution of the arrest warrant issued for the three defendants. The next hearing will be held on October 4 (June 2).